Avison Young announced that Winthrop-University Hospital has opened Manhattan’s first CyberKnife center, a state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility, at 150 Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side.
Avison Young’s New York City office represented Winthrop-University Hospital in identifying the site to meet the hospital’s unique requirements.
The facility will provide patients with greater access to Winthrop’s CyberKnife services, a pioneering cancer treatment that, via high-tech, computer controlled robotic technology, delivers non-invasive, extremely precise radiation therapy that destroys tumors while sparing healthy tissue.
Additionally, Manhattan NYCyberKnife Center will serve as a worldwide training center for CyberKnife practitioners.
Avison Young Principals Michael Gottlieb and Martin Cottingham, who represented Winthrop in its 8.200 s/flease, managed the assignment to secure a facility that would enable the hospital to customize its space to support significant weight loads for its advanced technology.
In total, Winthrop made capital improvements to its new facility estimated at more than $10 million.
“There were a number of challenges inherent to identifying the ideal site for Winthrop-University Hospital’s CyberKnife program,” Gottlieb commented.
“We immediately focused the search on the Upper West Side based on its strong demographics. In addition, needing to avoid flood zones and subway lines due to vibration issues, we essentially went door-to-door to find the ideal retail site in a beautiful new building that is a perfect fit for the hospital’s criteria.”