Brasfield & Gorrie Breaks Ground on Mercer University’s New Medical School Campus

Mercer University broke ground yesterday on a new medical school campus, with Birmingham’s Brasfield & Gorrie as general contractor on the project.

The two-story, 85,000-square-foot facility is in Columbus, Georgia and features classroom and office spaces; simulation, research and cadaver labs; and a vivarium. It is expected to be finished in late 2021 or early 2022.

“Our nation has never been more aware of the need to train and grow health care heroes,” said Wes Kelley, vice president and division manager at Brasfield & Gorrie. “Brasfield & Gorrie is honored to contribute our expertise in education construction to benefit the doctors who will serve our communities.”

Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, with 12 offices and about 3,000 employees. The company ranks third on Modern Healthcare magazine’s 2020 list of the country’s health care general contractors.

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