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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) today announced it will relocate its corporate office from its current location in the Grandview Plaza on U.S. Highway 280 in Birmingham, Alabama, to a new, larger headquarters at Liberty Park in the City of Birmingham. The move will be effective in spring of 2018.
"Maintaining HealthSouth's corporate headquarters in the City of Birmingham reaffirms our commitment to the continued growth of our city and the region," said Jay Grinney, President and Chief Executive Officer of HealthSouth. "As we assessed relocation alternatives, we wanted new offices that would be conveniently located for the majority of our employees while providing an open and efficient work environment that would meet our current and future space needs. The new location meets these criteria."
"This announcement that HealthSouth will continue to grow its presence in Birmingham emphasizes once again that our City is a major player in the healthcare industry," said Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. "It has been a great pleasure to work with Jay Grinney and his outstanding management staff throughout the past few months and I want to renew my commitment that we will continue to be a strong partner for HealthSouth, not only during the construction of what will be a magnificent new building in our City, but for many years to come."
The headquarters will be situated on 20 acres of land, five of which will house the new offices with the remaining land to be used for potential future expansions. The new corporate headquarters will include seven floors of office space, covered parking for employees, outdoor patio areas, an onsite cafeteria, outdoor walking trails and an employee fitness center. The new address will be 9001 Liberty Parkway in Birmingham. Construction on the new 200,000-square-foot facility will begin in August 2016.
The developer for the construction project is Corporate Realty Development, L.L.C., the architect is M. Arthur Gensler, Jr. & Associates, Inc., and the general contractor is Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC. Brad Jones with Cushman Wakefield and EGS Commercial Real Estate represented HealthSouth in the relocation of its headquarters.
HealthSouth is one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 34 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at www.healthsouth.com.
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