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Healthcare, Educators, Leaders & Innovators Complex (HELIX)

The Healthcare, Educators, Leaders & Innovators Complex (HELIX) will serve as a collaboration and office space for University of Utah Health faculty and staff. With the aging School of Medicine (Building 521) at the end of its useful life, HELIX will become the new home for many School of Medicine departments and occupants. The new building will offer U of U Health faculty and staff the environment and attributes needed to do their best work.

Located in the open space next to the Primary Children’s Eccles Outpatient Services facility, HELIX’s 250,000 square feet is spread across 5 1/2 levels that will connect to the main hospital complex and the rest of campus via a sky bridge near the Moran Eye Center. The building is anticipated to break ground in 2021 and finish in early 2023.

HELIX Construction Timeline

Tower crane arriving at HELIX worksite

Beginning Friday, July 16, a crane will be installed on the HELIX worksite on Mario Capecchi Drive.

A Space for Enhanced Collaboration

The HELIX building is a space for collaboration, and it is fitting that the design process itself reflected a collaborative spirit.