AUGUSTA, Ga. – The cancer research building at Georgia Regents University (GRU) is getting a larger footprint and a new name.
The 170,000-square-foot facility on the corner of Laney Walker Boulevard and R.A. Dent Boulevard will expand, gaining 72,000 square feet of new space and 6,000 square feet of renovations. It will be named the GRU Cancer Center M. Bert Storey Research Building, in recognition of the Augusta philanthropist and longtime university supporter.
“This $62.5 million project will be a significant expansion for the GRU Cancer Center that will physically connect our clinical and research missions as we continue the momentum toward National Cancer Institute designation,” said GRU President Brooks Keel. “We couldn’t make this happen without the generosity of supporters like M. Bert Storey, who understand the impact that our discoveries make in the fight against cancer.”
The state of Georgia is providing $50 million in bond funding and GRU is securing the remaining funds that will finance two main components: a five-story expansion to the existing research building and an elevated connector that stretches across Laney-Walker Boulevard linking the research building to GRU Cancer Center Outpatient Services. The naming was approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents on August 12th.
Read the full press release we received here.