ATLANTA, Jan. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Healthcare, one of the nation's largest healthcare staffing firms, today announced a 306,000 square foot expansion project of its corporate headquarters in Alpharetta that will accommodate 1,400 new associates.
The company will break ground on the $100 million project, a corporate campus reminiscent of the Italian Renaissance, in the winter of 2017.
Jackson Healthcare, ranked by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for the past three years as the best place to work in the region, is noted for its service in the community and the benefits it offers its associates. The headquarters expansion will include an eight-story, 267,000 square foot office building and a 39,000 square foot amenities building that will house a state-of-the-art gym, an indoor pool, and a full-service restaurant for associates. It will have room for future childcare accommodations among other conveniences.
The three-story amenities building, inspired by the Roman Colosseum, will be the centerpiece of an Italian piazza for the Jackson headquarters campus. The new project will also include a 1,385 car parking deck designed to resemble the buildings that line the Piazza del Campo in Siena.
"We are building this for our associates. This is for them to enjoy," said Shane Jackson, President of Jackson Healthcare. "The quality of service we give our customers is directly related to the quality of the people within our company. We want them to have a beautiful place to work together."
The architect of the Jackson project is Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, LLC Architecture + Interior Design (RJTR). The general contractor is Choate Construction. The project is expected to take 18 months to complete.
"The design challenge of Rick and Shane Jackson was to create a 21st Century workplace within architecture that authentically recalls the Italian Renaissance," said Joe Trammell, Project Principal for RJTR. "There will be nothing like it, anywhere."
For example, the new Colosseum building will house a host of other services including a hair salon, dry cleaners, spray-tanning studio, chiropractor, massage, and a barber.
Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle said the project will be a welcome addition to the city of 58,000. "There is no doubt this is going to be a stunning corporate campus," Belle Isle said. "And we are grateful for the number of jobs Jackson Healthcare will be adding to our community."
Jackson Healthcare currently employs 1,100 workers across the country including 898 associates in the Atlanta area. One of Georgia's top privately-run companies, Jackson reported annual revenues of $798 million in 2015.
Jackson said the rapid growth of Jackson Healthcare is driven by, "our associates' common value of putting others first as we pursue a mission to improve the delivery of patient care and the lives of everyone we touch. That starts with creating an atmosphere for our associates to grow and live well."
The Jackson Healthcare development is the largest corporate headquarters expansion on the drawing board for North Fulton. When completed, the campus will encompass 550,000 square feet including the existing, 180,000 square foot headquarters building and another newly-purchased building on campus.
"Jackson Healthcare is an enormous player in in the workforce in our region," said Brandon Beach, President and Chief Executive Officer of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. "This project is going to add to the shine of North Fulton as a place to live and work."
Architectural renderings of the campus can be viewed at jacksonhealthcare.com/campus.
About Jackson Healthcare
Jackson Healthcare is built on a simple idea — that talented professionals with a shared purpose can improve the lives of patients, families and communities. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the company has risen to a place of prominence among the largest healthcare staffing and technology companies in the U.S. It currently serves more than seven million patients in over 1,300 healthcare facilities.
In addition to serving health systems and providers, Jackson champions local, national and international charitable work. It founded and sponsors the Hospital Charitable Service Awards, which honors programs that set new standards for health and wellness in their communities through education, access and delivery. Atlanta Business Chronicle named Jackson Healthcare the city's "Best Place to Work" in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and "Healthiest Large Company" in 2015.
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