Children’s of Alabama’s Newest Expansion

Expansion makes Children’s of Alabama one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the country.

Children’s of Alabama hospital, in Birmingham, in mid-September opened a new office building for 200 employees working in its non-clinical support services. Many of these employees had been located off Children’s main campus since construction began in 2008 on a Children’s expansion facility — the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children.

With the addition, Children’s of Alabama’s campus facilities total more than 3.5 million square feet, making it one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the country.

“The opening of the Lee Building allows us to bring more than 200 employees back to the Russell campus,” said Mike Warren, Children’s CEO and president.

The six-story, 115,000-square-foot office building, called the James C. Lee III Building, is named for long-time Children’s Board Trustee and supporter James C. “Jimmy” Lee III, chairman of the board and CEO of Buffalo Rock Co.

The Lee Building is connected via a pedestrian bridge to Children’s existing Park Place building and serves as a connector to all of Children’s Russell Campus facilities.

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Brasfield & Gorrie was construction manager and Williams Blackstock Architects was the architect for the project.

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