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Georgia Board of Regents  


80,000 sq ft


Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation Awards: Old Newnan Hospital


Student Returns For Degree 60 Years Later

UWG Planning Activation Of Former Dorm Space

Project Details:

When the historic Newnan hospital campus was vacated in 2012, a partnership between the City of Newnan, the hospital board, and the Georgia Board of Regents formed to rehabilitate the site into the new home of the University of West Georgia’s satellite campus, with a focus on expanding the University’s nursing program. While preserving the historic character of the building, the hospital was converted into a modern educational facility. Repurposing the hospital’s original operating rooms as science lab space with restored original facility lighting further enhances the school’s prominent nursing program.


Headley Construction served as a subcontractor on the project to the now-sold Potts, with architectural services provided by construction administration to Houser Walker Architects. First built as a hospital in the 1920s with major renovations and expansions occurring throughout the pre and post war era, the team's conversion of the hospital into a teaching nursing school for UWG includes adding 3,600+ square feet of auditorium space and renovating 50,000+ square feet for classroom space along with 30,000+ square feet of future expansion space. 

Services Performed:

Estimating, Value Engineering, Site Concrete, Structural Cast-in-place Concrete, Masonry Restoration, Brick Masonry

Photos by University of West Georgia + Times-Herald

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