It looks like Nashville, Tennessee will be getting a new 2 million square foot (186,000 square meter) medical trade center built in the city’s downtown. The $250 million space is being spearheaded by Market Center Management Company, a firm managing a number of convention centers around the world. The planned facility may turn out to be competitor to the World Product Centre, a similar project focusing on the medical device industry, that is being planned for New York City.
Market Center Management Company will begin construction as early as mid-2010 on a new 12-story tower on top of the existing convention center site, as well as develop a new plaza across the street from the historic Ryman Auditorium. In addition, the Broadway-facing side of the property will undergo a redesign.
Custom space for more than 600 medical companies will be available at the Nashville Medical Trade Center, creating an efficient, transparent marketplace for health care providers and attracting more than 150,000 estimated annual visitors to Nashville.
The estimated cost of the project is in the neighborhood of $250 million dollars and an estimated 2,700 new jobs will be created.
The project is being designed by Nashville-based Gresham, Smith and Partners, a leading multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm. Construction will be managed by the Nashville office of Turner.
Training and education is at the heart of the trade center’s mission and a key design component. State of the art facilities will include custom designed elements to meet the needs of the heath care community including: large auditoriums for international or regional events, idea labs featuring the latest developments in heath care, interactive classrooms with digital support, video and data conferencing capabilities, and much more.
Press release: Nashville Medical Trade Center Location Announced…
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