Glenwood Springs’ Valley View begins construction on new loading dock |

Glenwood Springs’ Valley View begins construction on new loading dock

Rendering courtesy HFR Architecture/Hart Freeland An architect's rendering shows the new materials management addition and loading dock area

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Work began at Valley View Hospital recently on a new materials management addition and loading dock that should make the intersection of Blake Avenue and 20th Street less congested during delivery times.

The new configuration will allow for trucks to pull directly into a controlled area and back into the loading docks, completely off of the public street and out of traffic.

“Over the years, materials management has outgrown its space on the west side of the building, and hospital growth has driven an increased need for incoming supplies and inventory,” said Bruce Maassen, director of facility planning and construction for VVH.

The new building will include an additional 7,000 square feet of space, which will wrap around the west side of the building.

“This doubles our storage room capacity and will be a whole lot better for loading and unloading,” Maassen said. “It will also be more aesthetically pleasing.”

In addition to the larger, more functional loading area, the project will double the size of the hospital’s oxygen tank farm, add another 20 parking spaces and screen the trash and recycling area from the street. Hospital recyclables include cardboard, grease, paper, plastic and aluminum.

Project completion is expected by the end of the summer. In the interim, materials management is being handled in a previously empty space on the third floor, and deliveries are being taken at the east entrance.

The latest work is part of Valley View’s ongoing master plan, which has involved major expansions to the facility in recent years.

Contact John Stroud: 384-9160

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