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


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.


“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.


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.


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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