Building Materials to be Recycled, Repurposed
Demolition of the vacated Shawano Medical Center at 309 Bartlett Street will begin today, April 4, said John Gijsen, director of facilities management system locations for ThedaCare. In March, the Shawano Common Council approved the plan from ThedaCare to demolish the structure at its own expense after multiple redevelopment efforts for the existing building fell through.
Lead has already been removed from the property by Green Bay Lead Inc. The majority of asbestos was removed years ago, and Aeroloc Inc. of Clintonville is contracted to complete the remaining remediation work.
Statewide Razing of Combined Locks will complete the actual demolition. “The public will not see a wrecking ball at the outset,” Gijsen said. “The building will first be ‘gutted’ on the inside. All interior walls and materials will be removed, separated, and recycled, and only after all these materials are removed will the actual demolition of the shell begin.”
ThedaCare intends to recycle 90 percent of the building, including copper pipes and wires, interior wooden doors, windows, bricks, kitchen equipment, and other building items.
The new ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano opened in September 2015 at 100 County Road B, at which time the 10-acre riverside campus was shuttered.
There will be a public viewing space for the demolition at the parking lot on the corner of 3rd and Bartlett Streets. Demolition will be complete by mid-June.
For more than 100 years, ThedaCare™ has been committed to finding a better way to deliver serious and complex healthcare to patients throughout Northeast Wisconsin. The organization serves over 200,000 patients annually and employs more than 7,000 healthcare professionals throughout the region. ThedaCare has seven hospitals located in Appleton, Neenah, Berlin, Waupaca, Shawano, New London and Wild Rose as well as 34 clinics in 14 counties. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a non-profit healthcare organization with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs as well as a foundation dedicated to community service. For more information, visit www.thedacare.org or follow ThedaCare on Facebook and Twitter.