CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The University Of Virginia Health System is celebrating the start of construction on a new facility at the site of the former Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center.

A special groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday, September 10, for the new musculoskeletal center on Ivy Road, right by the UVA Police Department.

The Health System says the center will make it easier on patients by consolidating several outpatient orthopedic care into one location.

The 195,000-square foot facility will have a retail pharmacy, roughly 95-exam rooms, and six outpatient operating rooms for orthopedic and sports medicine surgeries. The facility will include a recovery unit to allow surgical patients to stay up to 23 hours before being discharged.

UVA describes this as a one-stop shop for people with issues relating to their joints, spins, and ligaments.

The new center is projected to cost about $160 million, making it one of their largest projects. It is expected to open to patients in February 2022.