$120 million Cooper Green facility gets final approval

Five-story building will be medical clinic

Rendering of the Cooper Green medical building. Construction on it will begin this winter. Photo courtesy of UAB.

Construction on a new Cooper Green medical facility should begin this winter now that the University of Alabama board of trustees has given final approval for the $120 million facility.

The 207,000-square-foot, five-story building will be built on the site of the former Cooper Green Hospital parking deck, which was demolished earlier this year.

Under an agreement between Jefferson County and the UAB Health System, the Cooper Green Mercy Health Services Authority was created in April 2020 to manage Cooper Green.

“We are building a first-class medical facility to serve the residents of Jefferson County,” said David Randall, chief strategy officer for the UAB Health System and board president and CEO of the Cooper Green Mercy Health Services Authority. “Jefferson County leadership and UAB are committed to providing the highest-quality health care for Cooper Green patients, and this new facility is an important step to achieve that goal.”

The general contractor on the project is Brasfield & Gorrie. The architect is Gresham Smith.

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