Medical office building and clinic

Portland, Maine

Intermed is a multi-specialty health care organization that provides medical services to patients throughout Southern and Central Maine from their various locations in the greater Portland, Maine region. To better serve their patients, this well reputed consortium of doctors determined that a central location near downtown Portland would meet their growing needs. Atlantic Bayside Trust, a Maine based real estate developer with properties throughout the United States, began the design and construction of 84 Marginal Way as part of the Bayside Development area. The two purposes met in what is now known as “The Intermed Building” at the corner of Preble Street and Marginal Way in Portland, Maine.

Intermed decided to lease the top 4 floors of the building to house their Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Practice, Travel Medicine, Generations (Obstetrics/Gynecology), Pediatrics, Imaging Center, and Surgery Center. They engaged Harriman Architects & Engineers to prepare a design and the construction documents for this 63,000+ square feet medical center. Harriman Architects had also designed the shell of the building in concert with Pizzagali Construction Company who held the design/build contract with Atlantic Bayside Trust. This ten story building sitting atop 4 floors of parking garage provides a high profile location for its’ tenants along with the latest in technological infrastructure in an attractive shell referred to as the “jewel on the Portland skyline”.

Enter PML Project Management, Inc.: We were hired by Intermed and one other tenant, Apothecary by Design, to manage the tenant fit up contracts for 84 Marginal Way. Intermed needed an experienced project manager that could understand the relationships between the Architects of the core/shell team, the Builders of the core/shell, the designers of the tenant fit-up construction and the tenant fit-up Builders. There were design/build contracts for both the core/shell and one of PML’s clients, Apothecary by Design. The Intermed contract for construction was a GMP CM “at risk” contract. The Architect serving Intermed had negotiated a design contract which PML negotiated into a Fixed Fee type contract.

PML established the project budget based on the parameters of the lease agreements signed by the tenants and Atlantic Bayside Trust, the design and construction contracts of both the core/shell and the tenant fit-up projects, and the furnishing suppliers’ purchase orders.

Scheduling of these various contractors, architects, and suppliers proved to be a notable challenge to Intermed, which challenge they met with great success in large part due to their own commitment to this new venture. PML was instrumental as the conductor orchestrating these various interests and competing schedules. A phased occupancy schedule allowed the core/shell team to complete the site finishes while Intermed moved from four different locations into this central home.

The project was completed on time, within budget, and with an obvious level of quality that befits Intermed’s commitment to quality health care. Many thanks to Wright/Ryan Construction Company whose exceptional service to the client and the project helped Intermed realize their goals in this project.