Harbor Health Elder Service Plan Renovation
Originally constructed as a synagogue, the building on Torrey Street was occupied and maintained by Temple Emunah from early 1971 through October 2015. The conversion of this former temple into a medical facility and day center serving the needs of frail elders in the greater Brockton area was completed by the Dellbrook | JKS team.
The building is 2 stories, constructed of unreinforced CMU Block with a main 1st floor and a partially below grade lower level, with a mezzanine penthouse for HVAC equipment, and features full height windows in the rotunda and sanctuary. Classroom and office windows are all original. The original building included a large worship and social area high ceilings as well as office, classroom and storage space.
The project consisted of complete interior abatement, renovation, and fit out of approximately 27,500 gross s.f., (19,200 s.f. the 1st floor and 7,500 s.f. on the lower level), within the existing building, with program spaces for elders located on the 1st floor of the building, and support spaces on the lower, partially below grade, level. The existing main entry and drop off were not suitable for ESP due to accessibility and elevation grade changes, so Dellbrook | JKS had to construct a new building entry and covered drop off area for van and emergency access. Two separate enclosed garden area spaces with walking paths and benches were also added for the use of the patients. We replaced the existing mechanical systems and upgraded the facility with all new interior finishes, new window openings, selective exterior facade changes, egress components and site accessibility, limited site improvements and signage. Construction began in June, 2016 and was completed in June, 2017.
Architect: BKA Architects Inc.
Owner: Harbor Health Services, Inc.
Location: Brockton, MA