Nauset Construction recently completed construction of a significant renovation, addition and site improvements to The Gables at Winchester, an integrated independent and assisted living retirement community owned and operated by Five Star Senior Living of Newton, Mass.
Designed by architectural firm Levi + Wong Design Associates Inc., the 40,000 square foot project elevates the senior living experience by including a stadium-style theater, library, fitness center, and a bistro within the campus of the wooded location. The multi-million dollar project was completed in three phases over a fourteen-month period to minimize disruptions to the residents of The Gables.
The addition includes a theater/media room with state-of-the art movie equipment and sound system and fixed, stadium style seating. A new activity room with a grand main entrance was constructed featuring traditional architectural details with high end finishes.
Additional improvements included a new beauty salon, an exercise room outfitted with the latest in fitness equipment, an elegant dining room and beautifully landscaped outdoor patios with stone wall seats, blue stone in-lays and warm exterior lighting. The project required extensive site preparation, and included the installation of a mat foundation to accommodate the steel and wood frame construction. Concrete retaining walls were constructed and new mechanical, electrical and fire alarm systems were installed throughout the existing facility. BD+C