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SAC Health acquires former Wells Fargo building on Brier

SAC Health selects Gafcon to convert bank into medical campus

Gafcon, Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide owner’s representative services to SAC Health, a community-based health center, for a redevelopment project to establish its future SAC Health – Brier Campus. Gafcon will lead the renovation and conversion of a former bank office building into a medical campus.

“We are honored to have been selected by SAC Health for this impactful redevelopment project that will improve local access to healthcare services in San Bernardino County,” said Gafcon Co-CEO Bryan Benso, who jointly heads the company along with Co-CEO Robin Duveen.

SAC Health purchased the former Wells Fargo regional headquarters building located at 1003 E. Brier in San Bernardino for $35,250,000. The newly acquired building is ideally located with excellent access for patients in the region. Once renovated, it will become the 12th location in the network of SAC Health campuses and clinics.

The redevelopment project will be overseen by David Chung, Gafcon’s Senior Vice President of Healthcare. Chung has more than 25 years of healthcare development and construction management experience, having managed billions of dollars in projects for healthcare facilities nationwide. Chung has held key leadership roles within the industry, including Corporate Senior Vice President of Development for Healthcare Trust of America, Vice President of Development at Duke Realty Healthcare, and Regional Director of Real Estate and Construction for Providence St. Joseph Health System in Western Washington.

“This redevelopment project is a great example of adaptive reuse. This asset was originally designed as a Class-A building housing a sizable business unit of Wells Fargo, but it has outlived its original purpose – and a strategic renovation will imbue the structure with new life,” Chung said.

The existing building is a five-story, 280,000-square-foot, Class A office building with two parking structures. The redevelopment will encompass the entirety of the building where SAC Health will provide the following services: dentistry, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health, dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, urology, community resource center and an ambulatory surgery center.

Renovations on the San Bernardino facility are set to begin in May. A grand opening is tentatively planned for 2025.

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