Nicholson Awarded Augercast Pile Contract for OSF's Peoria Comprehensive Care Center

July 22, 2021
Chicago, IL

Kalamazoo-based geotechnical specialty contractor Nicholson Construction Company was recently awarded the contract for augercast pile work at OSF’s new Comprehensive Cancer Center Project in Peoria, Illinois.

The new, $237M, state-of-the-art facility will be a regional destination center that will feature a full range of cancer-related services. When completed, the facility will span 180,000 square feet with a ten-story parking deck.

The Comprehensive Cancer Center will become one of only 30 facilities in the country to provide proton beam therapy, a newer technology that is able to narrowly focus a proton beam to target tumors while leaving healthy tissue unharmed.

General Contractor Pointcore Construction awarded Nicholson the contract to install 117 augercast piles at depths of up to 75 feet to support the new facility.

“The technology that OSF is bringing to Peoria and its surrounding communities is going to be life changing for so many residents,” said Nicholson Chicago Area Manager Aaron Evans. “As an Illinois resident, I’m even more proud of the fact that Nicholson is part of this project.”

The new facility is tentatively projected to be up and running in 2023.  Nicholson’s portion of the work is scheduled to be completed in mid-August of 2021.

**Rendering compliments of Pointcore

About Nicholson Construction Company

Nicholson has been both a leader and an innovator in the geotechnical construction industry for more than 60 years. With regional offices across the country and headquarters located in Pittsburgh, Nicholson is a nationally renowned specialty contractor, offering proven expertise in the design and installation of deep foundation elements, earth retention systems and ground treatment solutions. We pride ourselves on our ability to consistently provide our clients with innovative, high-quality design-build options for projects of varying size and complexity. Nicholson is the North American subsidiary of Soletanche Bachy, one of the world's leading geotechnical contractors, and is part of a global network of unparalleled geotechnical resources and expertise.