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Piedmont Atlanta Hospital Plans $603M Expansion

ATLANTA — Piedmont Atlanta Hospital in Atlanta has unveiled its plans for a 16-story expansion and renovation of the existing campus. Development costs are estimated at $603 million.

Construction of the new patient tower is slated to begin in January 2017. The tower will be known as the Marcus Tower, in honor of benefactor Bernie Marcus, who gave $75 million for the project.

Hospital officials have secured partnerships with 31 companies such as subcontractors, marketers and engineers. The project still requires approval from the Georgia Department of Community Health.

The first phase of the project should be completed in September 2020. Phase II will begin in 2022, with one new patient floor completed per year, except for 2026 when the final two floors will be built out. The total project duration will be 10 years.

In addition to the tower at the corner of Peachtree and Collier roads, the project includes major renovations to the hospital’s main campus and the addition of 114 general hospital beds, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Approximately 45 percent of the hospital’s current space will soon exceed its life expectancy of 40 years, creating the need for the new construction and renovations, according to hospital officials.

The project team will include CBRE as program manager, HKS Inc. as architect and Brasfield & Gorrie as general contractor.

— Haisten Willis

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