BOSTON-Hospitals here are in the midst of a major building boom that will add nearly two million sf of new clinical, research and treatment space to the city over the next few years.

The largest project will occur at Mass General Hospital, where work has already started on a 640,000-sf ambulatory care facility and a 725-car parking garage at 301 Cambridge St. The facility is part of a 10-year master plan to expand the hospital’s West End campus. The plan is now under review by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

The Joslin Diabetes Center recently won BRA approval to construct the first stage of a two-phase project that will add a total of 518,000 sf to the center’s 1 Joslin Place facility. Plans include a new laboratory building and a residential complex.

Also under construction is a 10-story, 350,000-sf ambulatory care facility for Brigham and Women’s Hospital. That new building at 68 Francis St. will include clinical and research facilities for the hospital.

At New England Baptist Hospital in the city’s Mission Hill neighborhood, plans for a 129,000-sf institutional and clinical addition are currently under review by the BRA.

The four Boston hospitals are among several throughout the state gearing up for expansion projects in the next few years.

At least seven hospitals have filed plans with the state to open cancer facilities in suburban towns, including Milford, Everett, Haverhill and Dartmouth. Additionally, last month Tufts New England Medical Center and New England Baptist Hospital announced that they plan to open a 500,000-sf hospital in the Boston suburbs that would be the first new hospital in the state in 25 years.

A spokesman for the State Department of Public Health says the hospital building boom is due to an increase in demand for medical services throughout the state.

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