Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will expand into Playa Vista next year with a new medical office in the Runway at Playa Vista retail and entertainment complex, the hospital announced Monday.

Cedars has signed an 11-year lease for the three-level, 32,000-square-foot space above Cinemark Playa Vista and next to the Whole Foods Market.

The new medical center, expected to open by the end of 2016, will be staffed by dozens of medical professionals and able to serve hundreds of patients per day.

“We are excited to join the Playa Vista community with the beautiful new office space to be created at Runway for the patients we are privileged to serve there,” Cedars-Sinai Health System President and CEO Thomas M. Priselac said in a hospital statement.

The 11-acre Runway complex includes some 220,000 square feet of shops and restaurants as well as 450 apartments currently under construction. The Cedars lease represents the entirety of its office space component.

“This addition will further strengthen Runway’s reputation as a center for all of our community’s needs, from best-in-class dining and entertainment to world-class healthcare services,” said David Binswanger, executive vice president for Runway builders Lincoln Property Co.

— Joe Piasecki

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