NEW YORK, N.Y. — Lend Lease has been selected by the Department of Veterans Affairs to design, build and manage a new VA healthcare center in Kernersville, N.C. The 280,000-net-usable-square-feet, four-story healthcare center with more than 1,900 parking spaces, will provide primary and mental healthcare to veterans. Services will include dental, diagnostic, laboratory, pathology, radiology, as well as other ancillary services.
“Lend Lease is honored to be awarded the opportunity to design, build and manage this project for our country’s heroes,” said Gary Buechler, Lend Lease Development Inc., managing director.
The healthcare center is designed by Perkins Eastman, with many sustainable design features incorporated in to the healthcare center. The center is designing to LEED-Gold status upon project completion, which is scheduled for fall of 2015.
The healthcare center, which will treat an estimated 34,000 veterans annually, will be located in the Piedmont Triad metro area. This area encompasses the cities of Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, N.C. which is home to more than 150,000 veterans and is the largest concentration of veterans in the state of North Carolina.
“The new facility will ensure that North Carolina’s veterans continue to have world-class medical care that they’ve earned through their service to our nation,” said VA Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Network Director Daniel F. Hoffman. “The facility will be equipped with the finest diagnostic capabilities and will be designed to be maximally veteran centric.”