ATLANTA—Locally-based Batson-Cook DevelopmentCo. and Ackerman Medical report they planto develop the Newman Centre for Health in CowetaCounty.

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The project to be built on a 25-acre parcel on LowerFayetteville Road will be a 250,000-square-foot medical officeoutpatient campus that will offer physician groups and health careproviders state-of-art, class-A office space in the center of themedical corridor between Cancer Treatment Center of America andPiedmont Newnan Hospital, company officials say.

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“Newnan Centre for Health represents BCDC's continued commitmentto partner with best-in-class developers on signature, innovativeprograms in specific market segments including multi-family,retail, assisted living and now medical office,” says MikeHood, COO of BCDC.

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Newnan Centre for Health will be a master-planned, outpatientmedical office campus featuring leading primary care practices andspecialists supported by diagnostics and other outpatient services.Explosive population growth in Coweta County along the I-85corridor is driving the need for new medical office in the region.For example, Cancer Treatment Centers of America opened its campusin 2012 and is in the middle of a $48-million expansion. PiedmontHealthcare completed its 362,000-square-foot, 136-bed PiedmontNewnan in 2012 and the on-campus medical office component is 100%leased.

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Founded in 1963, Batson-Cook Development Company is a whollyowned subsidiary of Kajima USA. The firm offers a variety of realestate services from development and construction, to equity andcredit enhancements, to brokerage and property management. AckermanMedical, the medical division of Ackerman & Co., has developedmore than 1.5 million square feet of medical space to date withphysician and health system partners.

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