Henry Ford Cancer Care Center, Detroit, MI

Underground Storage Tank and Environmental Remediation Activities for the Henry Ford Cancer Center redevelopment.


Henry Ford Health System’s oncology program has been growing rapidly and is one of the largest in the State. The redevelopment project radically transforms approximately four-acres of underutilized, blighted and/or vacant property into a state-of-the-art, 144,000 square-foot outpatient Cancer Center. The $110 million investment will enable Henry Ford Health System to continue to expand the oncology program, increase staff, and take advantage of new technologies available to treat cancer patients.

The development is the next step in building a South Campus community health park in Midtown. The larger South Campus project is anticipated to solicit up to $500 million in Henry Ford Health System projects, plus an additional $500 million in private investment. South Campus is envisioned to include recreational green space, commercial, retail and residential components as well.


AKT Peerless secured the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) grant and loan funds for this project under the 2015 State of Michigan Indefinite Scope Indefinite Delivery (ISID) Contract. AKT Peerless conducted an Underground Storage Tank (UST) investigation; remedial excavation and verification sampling, and delineation soil boring to obtain Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) closure; developed the scope of work for soil remediation, verification sampling, and delineation soil sampling; prepared and submitted a bid specification and contractor selection; provided remedial excavation and barrier installation oversight; processed invoicing and reviewed contractor pay applications, and performed administrative tasks for project completion. 


The project has numerous economic benefits to the Detroit community including (1) creating new jobs; (2) remediating environmental concerns and improving environmental and human health; (3) spurring additional investment in nearby properties; (4) beautifying a nearly four-acre area of Midtown; (5) increasing the community’s tax base; and (6) increasing access to quality and affordable health care.  Additionally, project activities resulted in the successful excavation and disposal of more than 18,000 tons of contaminated soil to facilitate the LUST closure and provide for a safe future use of the site by a local community.

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