North Carolina Construction News staff writer
Construction is expected to begin early next year on a new health care facility in Wake County for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
California-based Gantry has secured $180 million in financing for the development of a 250,000-sq. ft. medical office facility in Garner. The clinic will be leased to the VA through a long-term agreement.
Construction of the structure is expected to begin in early 2023 – two years later than the original plan.
Located in south Garner, the centre is expected to serve about 25,000 veterans annually, according to the VA, with specialty services, such as cardiology and gastroenterology, depending on demand and need at the facility.
Construction will be managed by Atriax, a veteran-owned and operated planning, design and construction business based in North Carolina.
“The VA facilities program is part of a strategic effort to expand access to and enhance health care services for our nation’s veterans,” Gantry principal George Mitsanas said in a statement. “As we see volatile market conditions put more and more development projects on hold as sponsors adjust planning to current realities, critical projects like this VA facility continue to attract Class A lenders with compelling loan programs.”
The Durham VA operates a medical center in Durham and 10 health clinics throughout central and eastern North Carolina, including in Clayton, Durham, Greenville, Morehead City and Raleigh. A total of 74,171 patients and 869,704 outpatient visits were recorded during the fiscal year.