Atkins Cos. begins multimillion-dollar capital improvement project at Washington Medical Arts building

A multimillion-dollar capital improvement project is underway at the Washington Medical Arts building (formerly Kennedy Health & Wellness Center) located at 405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road in Washington Township, according to a Thursday announcement from the Atkins Cos.

Acquired by Atkins in 2023, Washington Medical Arts is a two-story, 70,140-square-foot Class A medical office building located in the heart of Gloucester County. Aiming to address the growing demand for medical space in the local market, the renovation project includes the conversion of a former fitness center on the first floor into 33,000 square feet of clinical medical space. In addition, approximately 7,700 square feet of leasable space is being created by filling in the former two-story area of the fitness center.

Beyond the additional space, the project will include major upgrades to the building’s common areas on both floors with new lighting, ceilings, flooring, paint/wallcovering, furniture, artwork and plantings, as well as new interior digital building directories. Also on tap are the addition of new common area restrooms and remodeling of the building’s existing restrooms.

Atkins is also making several exterior improvements, including upgraded building signage and a new monument sign, ADA-compliant front entry ramp and an enhanced door access and security system.

“When we purchased the Washington Medical Arts building last year, we recognized its potential to become one of southern New Jersey’s premier health care destinations,” Cory Atkins, principal of Atkins Cos., said. “We’re very excited to bring new life to the property and bring much-need medical space to the local market.”

In addition to the renovation project, the company also announced new lease signings and expansions with Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Weisman Children’s and Jefferson Health to bolster the services offered within the building.

Once the project is completed in June, the Washington Medical Arts building will have over 33,000 square feet of brand-new medical space available for lease.