A new $150m facility will be built as a replacement hospital for the Portneuf Medical Center in Idaho, US, by the Texas-based Ascension Group Architects.

Ascension will design and build the additional six-storey facility on the east campus of the medical centre and conduct an interior renovation of Portneuf’s existing facility.

Construction will begin before the end of June and will house 187 beds in 320,000ft² of new construction and 37,000ft² of renovated space.

The hospital is scheduled to be complete by mid-2011.