Shell Point Larsen Health Center

Ft. Myers, FL

Located in Ft. Myers, Florida, Shell Point Retirement Community offers a range of living styles and amenities to its residents. The newest addition to the community will be the 195,141 SF, six-story, 180 skilled nursing bed Larsen Health Center. Scheduled for completion in the fall of 2021, the health center will include a grand entrance and lobby, rehabilitation center with therapy pool, health clinic with physicians’ offices, pharmacy, dental suite, nurse stations, dining and living rooms, sunrooms, plus a salon and day spa. Additional features include a butterfly garden, chapel and prayer garden, boardwalk, gazebo and bistro.

Building the WeitzWay

Virtual reality was utilized early on to support the construction of the new 180-bed skilled nursing facility. Executive and operations personnel from Shell Point Retirement Community toured a 3D virtual model of the building. The 3D model allowed Shell Point to review room layouts in the virtual environment and to communicate concerns or necessary changes before work begins in the field. As construction progresses on the Larsen Health Center, BIM will continue to be utilized to coordinate work in the field and ensure quality.