South Coast Improvement Company completes renovations to dining area of New Pond Village Walpole senior living residence
Benchmark Senior Living's recently acquired New Pond Village Walpole, a 167-unit senior living residence located in Walpole, MA, has opened a new $400,000 state-of-the-art dining area, part of a $3.1 million ground floor renovation by locally-based design, construction and construction management expert South Coast Improvement Company. The first phase of the dining area improvements, completed in late November 2017, entailed a full renovation of New Pond Village Walpole’s main dining area. The second phase, completed this month, entailed additional renovations to the community’s formal dining room.
All work was completed with the home’s 167 residences fully occupied. When electrical system replacement was necessary, shutdowns were undertaken in the middle of the night for residents’ convenience. Accordingly, space layout was coordinated such that all meals were served to residents throughout construction. The renovation was completed efficiently and on schedule, keeping all stakeholders including chefs, waitresses and residents happy.
The next phase of the project, which will renovate the remainder of New Pond Village Walpole’s ground floor, will start construction this month. New amenity spaces will be added including a bar area and massage room, and the community’s existing hair salon, auditorium, country store, bank and physical therapy room will be remodeled. Additionally, a dining area kept open throughout construction of the first phase will be upgraded to match the newly finished dining area, and all ground-floor finishes and HVAC systems will be replaced. Full completion of the renovations is expected in Summer 2018.
South Coast Improvement Company has performed various improvement projects at New Pond Village Walpole for over 15 years through multiple ownerships, both in individual apartments and common areas. South Coast Improvement Company recently finished a corridor upgrade project at New Pond Village Walpole that spanned two floors, which entailed carpet replacement, adding light fixtures, painting and improvements to laundry room millwork and countertops. The following are photographs of the completed dining area renovations by South Coast Improvement Company:
South Coast Improvement Company expands office space at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business
Boston University’s Questrom School of Business has expanded its’ available Class A office space with a $240,000 renovation by South Coast Improvement Company, a locally-based design, construction and construction management expert. South Coast has expertly converted three open reception areas into private offices for senior staff members, ensuring that the business school can continue to attract top leadership and furthering business education in Boston. The result is state-of-the-art office space with new ceilings, flooring, walls, doors and finishes. A new, smaller reception area has been added within the space as well.
The new offices are located across the fifth and sixth floors of the business school’s existing building at 595 Commonwealth Avenue in the Fenway neighborhood, steps from Kenmore Square. During construction, South Coast successfully coordinated work with the busy schedules of business school staff and students, restricting noisy work to after 5 PM and before 8 AM.
South Coast often began noisier tasks such as drilling, cutting, coring and fire alarm installation as early as 4 AM, or performed the tasks into the late night. Daytime hours were used for quieter work such as painting and electrical installation, as well as delivery of construction materials and measurements in order to ensure that the South Coast team would be ready to perform noisier work as soon as the schedule allowed.
The resulting Class A office space features trendy, modern finishes, is designed for optimal productivity and will serve the business school for years to come. The following are photographs of the completed office space:
South Coast Improvement Company completes renovations to Maplewood at Weston senior living community
Design, construction and construction management expert South Coast Improvement Company has completed a $2.5 million renovation to Maplewood at Weston, a luxury senior living community located in Weston, MA along the Charles River. The centerpiece of South Coast’s renovations was designing and building a new two-story foyer based off of an antique 19th century post-and-beam barn on site around which the rest of the community is built. Exterior improvements to Maplewood at Weston included refacing the community’s existing brick facade with clapboard and cedar shakes, as well as new masonry. Existing hip roofs were converted to gable-style roofs, featuring custom-made decorative trusses. At Maplewood at Weston’s entrance, a new monument sign with custom masonry work was constructed to make a strong and lasting first impression.
Inside Maplewood at Weston, South Coast Improvement Company performed a detailed renovation, preserving and enhancing the interior’s authentic, rustic post-and-beam construction. Black iron was installed along stairs and the second floor mezzanine, and custom millwork was installed throughout cabinets, exotic wood accent walls and rift cut ceilings in Maplewood at Weston’s pub, library, formal living room, country kitchen, media cafe and discovery room. Additional installations included five new gas fireplaces with custom masonry, a new waterfall in the community’s main lobby and a custom 180-bottle wine cabinet. Common areas received new hardwood floors sourced from Denmark, European copper tiles and updated finishes, lighting and electrical systems throughout.
Over the course of Maplewood at Weston’s renovation, owner Maplewood Senior Living proposed over 90 changes to the project’s design, resulting in 16 re-drawings of the entire project to accommodate the change of directives and doubling the project’s duration from four months as originally planned to eight months. South Coast Improvement Company expertly accommodated the owner’s requested changes, developing a comprehensive construction management plan that resulted in limited interruption to the community’s day-to-day operations and successful management of residents’ and employees’ finish date expectations. The following are photographs of the renovated Maplewood at Weston: