Thomas & Hutton provided design, permitting, and construction observation services for the Hilton Head Bluffton Outpatient Center. A key element of our services was the development of a site plan that would allow the implementation of stormwater strategies to meet the new Town of Bluffton stormwater management ordinance. The practices implemented include inverted parking medians that were heavily landscaped, a bio-retention area, and an irrigation system that reused stormwater from the existing pond onsite. The landscaping required a focus on screening and breaking up the large parking field that was required.
This was accomplished through the use of heavy plantings within the medians and along the perimeter of the parking areas. The plan required review and permitting through the Town of Bluffton, SC Dept of Health and Environmental Control, and the Southern Beaufort County Corridor Review Board. Hospital officials say the services available (breast-cancer health, cardiac services, primary care physicians, adult and pediatric physical, speech, and occupational therapies, and diagnostic imaging services) make the center a one-stop shop for outpatient care and improves collaboration among physicians treating the same patient.