Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Center for Advanced Pediatrics – Phase 1
A&C Development is excited to share with you the completion of the initial phase of the North Druid Hills Campus for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This site, located at Tullie Road in Brookhaven, at the intersection of North Druid Hills and I-85, is the new home to the Center for Advanced Pediatrics which includes a hospital, administrative buildings, and plenty of greenspace. A&C is proud to have been an integral member of the construction team on this incredible project.
The new campus has been designed to be a “campus in a forest”, while preserving as much open, natural space as possible. “Scientific studies have suggested that patients get better faster and their outcomes improve when they are in natural environments with fresh air and sunlight. Our campus is designed to decrease stress, lower blood pressure and reduce the use of pain medication while allowing patients and families, who are able, to benefit from a number of unique outdoor spaces,” CHOA states on its website. The total 70-acre site will include 20 acres of preserved greenspace, Legacy Gardens, miles of walking and biking trails with access to local neighborhood and the Peachtree Creek Greenway.
For this initial phase, almost everything outside the building was built or installed by A&C. Installations include all specialty colored concrete, all granite retaining walls, a large pavilion and trellis with water feature, shade structure, Ipe boardwalk, specimen trees, detention pond soils, drainage, and all landscape and irrigation.
An above average rainfall in the spring compressed our available access to the site, and with liquidated damages and a strict owner’s delivery date looming, we were required to work through undesirable conditions and limited accessibility with less than expected timelines. With difficult schedule & site conditions, A&C was still able to deliver a high-quality deliverable and exceed expectations of the client, architect, and owner.
This phase is just the tip of the iceberg for what is to become a major campus of hospitals and facilities over the next few years. Read more here on the Master Plan for the North Druids Hills Campus.