Regents approve Saddle Creek administrative facility

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents on Thursday approved a Saddle Creek administrative facility for UNMC.

Under the proposal, the building will be located at the corner of Saddle Creek Road and Farnam Street. The building will replace UNMC’s current and inefficient administrative building at the corner of 40th Street and Dewey Avenue, which was built in 1950 and originally designed as a children’s hospital. The new administrative building will provide a work environment reflective of both hybrid and in-office working models. 

Construction on the $21 million project will start this summer and run through December 2025.

Details of the administrative facility include:

  • It will be a seven-story office facility.
  • UNMC will own one floor for a total of 30,023 gross square feet used for administrative functions.
  • UNMC will own 6,477 gross square feet of shared conference, wellness and support space located on a separate, common use floor.

The remainder of the building will be separate corporate offices spaces for Nebraska Medicine, some retail space and shelled office space. The project is being designed to include a pedestrian and bicycle bridge structure crossing over Saddle Creek Road, linking the Saddle Creek campus to the main medical campus.

Med center employees soon will see construction on the site. Med center parking lots 27 and 49 will no longer be available to students and employees.