Hensel Phelps



Hensel Phelps Construction Co.


Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center – Inpatient Tower Project

Project Value

$185 Million


2009 to 2014


  • Community Outreach
  • Contract Compliance
  • Labor Compliance/PLA

Project Description:

Los Angeles County seeks to establish the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK), Medical Center campus as a center of excellence for health care delivery, urban health promotion and prevention, health workforce development, academic research and teaching, and economic development.

When complete the hospital will provide quality healthcare services to disadvantaged individuals in the Compton, Lynwood and Watts neighborhoods of the County.

Hensel Phelps broke ground on the Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center Inpatient Tower (IPT) in June 2011. The company is overseeing the construction of three new healthcare buildings and the reconstruction of five facilities encompassing 285,000 square feet. The $165 million project will include an emergency department, intensive care units, four operating rooms, 120 patients’ beds and a birthing facility as well as an upgraded central plant and new emergency generators.

Services Highlights

  • Overall management and enforcement of the 35% small business participation goal as well as the 30% local worker hiring, and 10% disadvantaged local worker program goals.
  • Support subcontractors to comply with SBE/CBE certification requirements.
  • Facilitate contractor-training sessions for compliance programs.
  • Successful management and placement of over 4,500 local workers on capital improvement projects.
  • Currently exceeding Local Worker Hiring Program (LWHP) goal of 72%.


Martin Luther King (MLK) Hospital Perspective

Martin Luther King (MLK) Hospital Exterior Perspective.