The Keith Corporation and A M King Celebrate the Groundbreaking of a Medical Office Building at The Highlands at Briargate

The Keith Corporation (“TKC”), a North Carolina-based commercial real estate developer, and A M King, a fully integrated Design-Build firm, announced today that construction is underway at The Highlands at Briargate for a 40,440 square-foot medical office building (“MOB”), located atop the plateau at Briargate Parkway and Chapel Hills Drive, with a magnificent view of Pike’s Peak, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The tenants to occupy this project are an innovative group of established physicians, who have united to create a medical campus serving the Colorado Springs area. The practices will offer a wide range of medical services in multiple specialties including: Family Practice; Cardiology; Pulmonary; Urology; OBGyn; Neurology; Gastroenterology; Vein and Vascular Surgery; Pain Management; Orthopedics; General Surgery; Imaging and Breast Care Center that will include MRI, Ultrasound, CT, X-Ray; Mammogram/Bone Density; Sleep Lab; Medical Aesthetics and Lab Services.

“We are going to regain the vision of the healthcare system focusing on patient-centered care by making the very best medical care center in Colorado Springs,” says Dr. Matthew C. Young, Medical Director of Highlands Medical Group.

The two-story building will house more than 12 separate tenants (users) all under the Highlands Medical Group name, with an executive office suite and associated common areas. A full imaging suite with X-Ray, MRI, CT, and Ultrasound will be built to support all medical users within the space.

A M King recently broke ground at the project site, and the scope of work will include site infrastructure, building up-fit construction, concrete and asphalt, and landscaping. The project consists of moving nearly 80,000 yards of existing fill, along with soil processing and stabilization of almost 35,000 yards of dirt to allow for building and site improvements. Site scope of work includes all site utility expansions from Phase 1 development and road construction connecting the development to existing city roadways.

“We are excited to begin construction on the project with The Keith Corporation and Highlands Medical Group,” says George Lehnerer, A M King Business Unit Leader. “The project will pose large challenges with soil conditions, groundwater and complex phasing of site work to get the building out of the ground on a very aggressive schedule.  We look forward to working with RTA Architects and Highlands Medical Group on the interior tenant work, resulting in a first-class, one-of-a-kind medical café offering one-stop opportunities for patients to obtain medical services in a high-end medical environment. A M King and the subcontractor teams on this project look forward to getting this underway to allow occupancy to the Owner and Client in early 2019.”

The MOB is phase two of the Highlands at Briargate development. The first phase comprises of four separate buildings, totaling more than 20,000 square feet. The current tenant mix includes Smashburger; Einstein Bros. Bagels/Caribou Coffee; Basil & Barley Pizzeria Napoletana; Verizon Wireless; Massage Heights; and Chuy’s Tex Mex.

TKC Retail Broker, Graeme M. Keith, III stated that “We’re thrilled about the opening of this medical office building at The Highlands at Briargate and have some exciting plans for future phases in the project. We hope the services that this excellent group of physicians will provide will be a great benefit to the Colorado Springs community.”

The official groundbreaking ceremony will take place on June 15 at 1 pm MT.  Those in attendance will include TKC and A M King representatives, RTA Architects, Highlands Medical Group physicians, and various other healthcare service providers.

A M King is an integrated design-build firm based in Charlotte, NC that consistently and successfully delivers quality projects throughout the United States. With an experienced team committed to protecting clients’ assets, the company provides property consulting, design and engineering, construction and facility services in the sectors of commercial, healthcare and medical, food processing, food distribution and industrial manufacturing properties.  A M King’s exemplary track record demonstrates that the company is focused on its mission to be the best in the industry.

THE KEITH CORPORATION is a full-service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Founded in 1989, TKC cultivates trust and communication with their clients, by creating a fully customized approach to building the ideal product. The TKC product types range from single and multi-tenant retail to high-rise office buildings, to state-of-the-art healthcare projects to industrial warehouses and manufacturing facilities. TKC has completed projects in every region of the United States, as well as in Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

Highlands Medical Group is a group of 10+ medical practices based in Colorado Springs, CO that is designed to improve the health of those it serves by treating patients and their families with respect, kindness, and dignity, exceeding patient expectations and instituting a commitment to excellence.