Atkins Cos. to begin capital improvement project at 120,000 sq. ft. West Orange medical office building

Atkins Cos. said it will begin a capital improvement project at its 120,000-square-foot Atkins Kent 101 medical office building directly across the street from Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center and adjacent to RWJBarnabas Health’s corporate offices in West Orange. The project is slated for completion in March.

Located at 101 Old Short Hills Road, the building, which was constructed in 1983 by Atkins, features three stretcher-accessible elevators, ample patient parking with an abundance of handicapped spaces, automatic doors, canopied entries for patient dropoff and a modern design featuring a two-story lobby with granite flooring.

The asset’s timeless design, paired with Atkins’ hands-on management and proactive capital investments, has continually cemented its role as an invaluable piece of the local area’s health care landscape over the last four decades.

The new capital improvement project will modernize the building’s common areas to better meet the needs of today’s health care practitioners and their patients. The plan will include a complete renovation and modernization of the common areas and restrooms on the second, fourth and fifth floors.

“Our nearly 40 years of ownership at Atkins Kent 101 exemplifies how our collaborative and proactive approach to property management enables us to continually create health care spaces that support the vital care services our tenants provide to the local communities,” said Chick Atkins, managing principal at Atkins Cos. “Through this capital improvement plan, we are confident that we will be further enhancing Atkins Kent 101’s standing as the area’s premier medical office building, and a place our health care tenants can continue to be proud to call home for years to come.”