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Jackson Healthcare building $100M campus

Project will add 1,400 new jobs in 8-story office tower

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Jackson Healthcare announces its $100 million expansion and the creation of a 340,000-square-foot campus in Alpharetta. Making the announcement are from left state Sen. Brandon Beach, Jackson Healthcare President Shane Jackson, Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle and architect Joseph Trammell.
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Jackson Health Care’s 300,000 square-foot expansion is styled as an Italian Renaissance piazza with the eight-story office building at left, the fitness center styled after the Roman Colosseum, center, and the 1,385-space parking deck.
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ALPHARETTA, Ga – Jackson Healthcare, the 18th largest privately held company in Georgia, has always thought big. But the planned 300,000-square-foot, $100 million campus expansion on Northwinds Parkway in Alpharetta will be jaw-dropping.

Jackson Healthcare plans a 30-acre Italian Renaissance campus that includes an eight-story, 267,000-square-foot office building which should make it the tallest in North Fulton.

It will have a 39,000-square-foot fitness and amenities building shaped in the image of the Roman Colosseum and a 1,385-space parking deck as well.

The plan is to accommodate a huge expansion of Jackson Healthcare’s operations. The holding company is comprised of some 17 subsidiaries, primarily in the health staffing industry. With 1,100 current employees, Jackson will more than double in size when the expansion is completed.

The project will break ground in 60 days and should be completed in the fall of 2018.

Jackson Healthcare President Shane Jackson said his company takes pride in having been named by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as the best place to work the last three years running.

Jackson said the company follows the vision of his father Rick Jackson to serve others. To that end, the company takes great care in providing a positive work place for employees.

So an on-site 39,000-square foot fitness center with restaurant and other amenities would fit right in with the company ethos. It will house a state-of-the-art gym, an indoor pool, and a full-service restaurant for associates.

It also includes a hair salon, dry cleaners, spray-tanning studio, chiropractor, massage and a barber.

Together the office building, fitness center and six-story parking garage are designed to resemble the buildings that line the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy.

"We are building this for our associates. This is for them to enjoy," said Jackson. "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."

State Sen. Brandon Beach called the project an “iconic development” for North Fulton.

“I’ve known the Jackson family both personally and professionally and what they have done for the community,” Beach said. “Rick has always gone by the philosophy of ‘Go big or go home.’

“Well, this is big. Georgia is the No. 1 state to do business in and we appreciate Rick and Shane’s job creation here. The state doesn’t create jobs, companies do.”

Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle was also enthusiastic about the expansion.

“There have been many big announcements in Alpharetta recently, but this is huge,” Belle Isle said. “Jackson Healthcare is the No. 1 place to work because they focus on that. They create a community.”

Belle Isle called the project another great step for Alpharetta, “The Technology Center of the South.” It complements Avalon, Gwinnett Tech’s Alpharetta campus and the new North Winds Parkway extension in invigorating the city’s development along Ga. 400.

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