Construction of the new $47 million Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center began in March 2015. The new, state-of-the-art ambulatory facility will be constructed at the University of Kentucky campus across from the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital and Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Construction will take about 22 months with completion in 2017. Shriners Hospital, based in Lexington since 1926 and at the current Richmond Road location since 1955, will own and operate the new ambulatory care center. Shriners will occupy 60,000 square feet of space on the bottom three floors for pediatric orthopedic care. UK HealthCare will lease the top two floors for ophthalmology services. The new medical center will include a motion analysis laboratory (one of only three in the state), 20 patient exam rooms, two surgical suites, a rehabilitation gymnasium and therapy rooms and interactive artwork. Energy efficiency was a priority in the design stage. The building will have geothermal heating and cooling, LED lighting and occupancy sensors and automated equipment and controls.