COLUMBUS, GA (October 2, 2018) – Batson-Cook Construction is pleased to announce that it has been selected to construct a new VA Outpatient Clinic here that will provide primary care and mental health services to some 30,000 veterans in the Columbus and Chattahoochee Valley area.
The $62.4-million clinic will be a single-story building encompassing 71,000 square feet. It will include areas for primary care, mental health, pathology, prosthetics, radiology, rehabilitation and physical therapy, and women’s care services along with administrative offices. The exterior of the structure will feature brick, storefront, curtainwall, and panels. Surface parking for 302 vehicles is also part of the project.
“We are honored to serve as the general contractor for such a significant project – one which will benefit the veterans of an area that Batson-Cook has called home for more than a century,” said Marty Graves, senior project manager for Batson-Cook. “We look forward to the completion and grand opening of this project, when the men and women who care for our veterans can proceed with their important mission in brand new surroundings.”
Construction is expected to begin in June 2019, with completion scheduled for September 2020.
The new VA Outpatient Clinic will be located on a 12-acre site on Warm Springs Road where Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia was headquartered before relocating to its new campus in 2015. Demolition of the existing three office buildings on the site is also part of Batson-Cook’s contract.
Architects for the project are Hecht Burdeshaw of Columbus, and Lyman Davidson Dooley of Marietta. The developer is The Molasky Group of Companies, Las Vegas.