Lendlease begins construction on 15-story outpatient complex in Manhattan for Northwell Health

  • 21 Oct 2022
Oct. 6 ceremonial groundbreaking celebrates start of work on new 200,000-square-foot Northwell Medical Pavilion – 77th Street on Upper East Side, slated to open in fall 2025

Lendlease, a leading global real estate and investment group, announced today its New York Construction group has started work on Northwell Medical Pavilion – 77th Street, a new 15-floor, 200,000-square-foot outpatient complex on Manhattan’s Upper East Side that will be operated by Northwell Health. Lendlease is providing construction management services for the project, which is scheduled for completion in late 2025. 

“We’re incredibly proud to contribute our healthcare construction team’s expertise to this significant project, which is complex not only due to its size and location in the heart of a busy Upper East Side neighborhood, but also because of the scope of patient services it will offer and the variety of systems and technologies those services require,” said Steven Sommer, Executive General Manager and President of New York Construction at Lendlease. “We’ve been working closely with the project team throughout preconstruction to expedite delivery of what will be a best-in-class facility for this city.” 

Located at Third Avenue between East 76th and 77th streets, Northwell Medical Pavilion – 77th Street will offer world-class care anchored by innovative programs of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute. In addition to oncology treatment, the center will provide cardiac care, neuroscience programming, imaging and lab testing, as well as holistic wellness services, acute and chronic disease management, social work services and more. The pavilion will feature state-of-the-art technology paired with a patient-centric design including separate floors for clinical space and physician/clinician offices.

Ennead Architects is the core and shell architect for the project, with the design team also including EwingCole as the medical architect, JB&B for MEP engineering and Severud Associates for structural engineering. The building spans a full city block and features a metal and glass base with a faceted glass façade along Third Avenue. As part of ownership’s plans, the project will achieve WELL certification and also comply with New York Local Law 97, which sets carbon emissions caps starting in 2024 for New York City buildings over 25,000 square feet that are subject to benchmarking. 

An Oct. 6 groundbreaking celebration with project partners and local officials signaled that demolition will soon begin, with excavation and foundation work expected to start this spring. 

In the U.S., Lendlease offers over 100 years of experience in the construction industry. The firm’s progressive and collaborative approach to providing construction services and solutions has resulted in more than 1,200 client partnerships and nearly 3,000 projects in the last decade. The company offers property solutions through construction management, general contracting, program and project management, design/build and consulting services.


About Lendlease
Lendlease ( is a leading global real estate and investment group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Our purpose is to create places where communities thrive. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, Lendlease has approximately 7,700 employees internationally. Our core capabilities are reflected in our operating segments of Development, Construction and Investments. The combination of these three segments provides us with a sustainable competitive advantage and allows us to provide innovative integrated solutions for our customers.

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1. Northwell Medical Pavilion – 77th Street Groundbreaking_PhotoCredit Northwell Health: Lendlease’s healthcare construction team participated in an Oct. 6 groundbreaking ceremony with other project partners and local officials to mark the start of work on Northwell Medical Pavilion – 77th Street, a new 15-story outpatient complex on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Photo courtesy of Northwell Health. 

2. Northwell Medical Pavilion – 77th Street_Rendering: Lendlease is providing construction management services for Northwell Medical Pavilion – 77th Street, located at Third Avenue between 76th and 77th streets, with completion anticipated in late 2025. Rendering courtesy of Northwell Health.