An adult gastroenterology group has signed a bigger lease for its location off U.S. 280.

Gastro Health or Southeast Gastro expanded its space at 3570 Grandview Parkway from 3,800 square feet to 12,000 square feet, leasing the entire top floor of the building. The space formerly housed Stayer University, which opened a new location downtown.

David Spencer of Shannon Waltchack represented Gastro Health, and Walter Brown of Graham & Co. represented the landlord in the lease transaction.

“Expanding our presence on the 280 corridor is part of a long-term strategic plan,” said Mark Johnson, division vice president, Alabama, at Gastro Health. “That area is convenient to many patients in and around the Birmingham metro area.”

The company is customizing the space to include modern exam rooms, an infusion center and plenty of free parking outside the building.

As for future expansions, Johnson said the company constantly evaluates customer needs and changing demographics in the area.

Like all health care providers, Gastro Health has had to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic.

“For the well-being of our staff and patients, we have implemented strict safety and cleanliness protocols,” Johnson said. “We are also offering several different appointment types including telephone, video and in-person visits.”

The deal adds to a significant amount of activity for the U.S. 280 and Interstate 459 intersection with new construction projects underway, including a new professional building for Grandview Hospital.

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