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Cancer Research Building construction starts May 9

Exciting changes are in store for the M. Bert Storey Cancer Research Building. On May 9, work will begin on the 78,000 square feet of additions and renovations, the first phase of a single center that seamlessly combines clinical cancer care and research programs.

The much-needed additions include a five-story expansion parallel to Laney-Walker Boulevard and an elevated connector over Laney-Walker connecting the cancer clinic and cancer research facilities to support collaboration between basic scientists and clinicians. Building renovations are also expected to improve the Georgia Cancer Center’s ability to host community events focusing on prevention, awareness and education.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2018.

“This is an exciting time for the Georgia Cancer Center, Augusta University and the community as a whole,” said Dr. Samir N. Khleif, Director of the Georgia Cancer Center. “This project, specifically designed to encourage collaboration between our clinicians, researchers, administration and the patient population we are so proud to serve, will provide endless opportunities to change the face of cancer research and care.”

The project necessitates some modifications to the entrance of the research building. The front lobby will be closed for construction on May 9, and the building’s primary entrance will be temporarily relocated to the rear of the building near the garden, a spot which is already convenient to the parking deck.

Coming from Laney-Walker Boulevard

  • Visitors coming from Laney-Walker Boulevard will need to follow the pedestrian path through the first level of the research building parking deck to access the rear entrance.

Coming from the Cancer Clinic

  • Visitors coming from the Cancer Clinic will need to follow R.A. Dent Boulevard to the rear of the research building for access.

For more information on this and other capital projects, visit the Division of Facilities Services list of current and recently completed projects.