NorthBay Headquarters


4500 Business Center Drive
Fairfield, CA, 94534

Building Size

69,000 SF


May 2008




Hearn Construction

In 2007, NexCore Group was hired by NorthBay Healthcare, a regional health system based in Fairfield, California, to develop and own a 69,000 SF corporate headquarters building on its new satellite campus. NexCore master planned the campus, managed the financing, and provided ongoing asset management and ownership for the headquarters.

The new building allowed NorthBay to consolidate administrative functions from several facilities, creating efficiencies for staff and establishing a strong presence for the healthcare system in Solano County. The well-designed and attractive facility conveys an important message of investment and quality to the community. The integrated conference center allows NorthBay to hold all of its meetings on campus and is available for public functions, creating another opportunity for visibility and connection with the surrounding community. The 300-seat conference center is also home to a $1 million nursing simulation laboratory, which features high-tech mannequins that respond to the “treatment” being given by nurses during training. Simulation models can mimic critical conditions such as cardiac arrest and childbirth.

The project won the City of Fairfield’s “Building of the Year” award for its quality, community presence, and progressive design.

NexCore and its design/construction team operated under a tight budget and schedule constraints for the headquarters project. NexCore worked with NorthBay, the architect, and general contractor throughout the design phase and conducted collaborative value engineering sessions with the engineering consultants and major trade subcontractors. This fast-track approach allowed phased construction that delivered a cost-effective concrete tilt design, achieving budget goals and meeting the client’s aggressive target completion date. NexCore was then able to deliver lease rates at $2.00/SF less than the current market.