Northern Essex Community College - Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health & Technology Center

NECC clearly demonstrated a need for a new facility to accommodate increasing student enrollment and to expand the college's nursing and allied health programs which are centered in Lawrence, and among the most popular courses of study at NECC.

The new Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health & Technology Center was built on the site of the former "In-Town Mall" in Lawrence, an abandoned mall/parking structure. The building houses classrooms, healthcare simulation labs for Nursing, EMT, Phlebotomy, and associated health technologies, as well as faculty and administrative offices and a Career Planning and Advising Center.

Project Details


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Designer: Miller Dyer Spears, Inc
Construction Manager: W.T. Rich Company
Project Type: CM at Risk
Project Cost: $27 Million
Gross Square Feet: 43,700
Substantial Completion Date: August 2013

Project Features

  • State-of-the-art technology in the Health Education Simulation Center which includes electronic simulators and smart classrooms.
  • Provides an important anchor in the overall campus plan, and has potential to help revitalize the downtown area
  • Expands NECC's Lawrence Health Programs, improves educational opportunities and contributes to the local economy by providing training for needed health professionals
  • LEED silver project that will remediate an urban Brownfield site by removal of an abandoned shopping mall/parking garage