Piedmont Atlanta Hospital Plans US$603m Expansion in Atlanta


Piedmont Atlanta Hospital has unveiled its plans to build a 16-story patient tower in Atlanta. Development costs for this new 16-story patient tower are estimated at US$603 million.


The Georgia Department of Community Health has granted Piedmont Atlanta Hospital a Certificate of Need (CON) for a new 16-story patient tower. The tower will be known as the Marcus Tower, in honour of benefactor Bernie Marcus.

The new facility will be included with the updated amenities to patients in the community, as well as the Marcus Heart and Vascular Centre. Officials of Piedmont made partnerships with 32 companies led by CBRE as program manager, HKS, Inc. As architect, Morris, Manning, and Martin as general contractor.

The tower will replace the Sheffield Building, which is located on the hospital’s main campus. Demolition of the building has started, following some remediation.

Fencing around Collier and Peachtree Roads has already begun and will be expanded in late March to the ambulance entry near the property adjacent to the Shepherd Centre.

Total construction will be completed in 10 years. Phase two of the tower up-fit will begin in 2022 and one patient floor will be completed per year, except for 2026 when the final two floors will be built out.

Inputs have been taken from more than 1000 people, patients, staff, neighbours, and expansion leadership through advisory meetings and workshops.

The project includes major renovations to the hospital’s main campus and the addition of 114 general hospital beds in addition to the tower at the corner of Peachtree and Collier roads.


Name Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
Location Atlanta, USA
Type Expansion
Estimated Cost US$603 million
Schedule 2027
Parties Involved CBRE, HKS, Inc