Officials from Group Health Cooperative, Ryan Companies US, Inc., and the city
of Renton broke ground today for their new operations facility in Renton, Wash. Renton Mayor Denis Law
joined Group Health President and CEO Scott Armstrong and Ryan Companies US President and CEO
Pat Ryan to mark the beginning of the construction project.
“Group Health is thrilled to partner with the city of Renton and Ryan Companies to build our newest
facility on this historic piece of ground,” said Scott Armstrong, president and CEO, Group Health. “The
work that will be done in this state-of-the-art building will help support all our members statewide and will
help Group Health remain at the forefront of quality, affordable health care.”
With officials digging the first shovelful this morning, construction began on the 240,000 square foot- twobuilding
project on the former Longacres site at SW 27th Street and Naches Ave. SW, just east of the
new Sounder Rail Station. The two buildings will provide space for administrative, lab, pharmacy
fulfillment and warehouse operations. Completion is scheduled for late 2016.
The 12-acre site is adjacent to public transportation and major freeway systems, providing easy access
for employees and delivery.
Ryan Companies US, Inc. will serve as developer and general contractor, working with CBRE on design
and construction. Collins Woerman is the project architect.
The new buildings will house approximately 1,000 employees. These employees will relocate from a
nearby Tukwila building. That building, which Group Health has occupied since 1995, no longer best
serves the needs of Group Health members and staff. Group Health will continue to have administrative
staff operate out of their other leased buildings in Tukwila, Seattle, and throughout the state.