Ware, MA – F.W. Madigan Company Inc, recently completed construction of the Cedarbrook Village Senior Living facility in Ware. Built for Optimus Senior Living, this project was a ground up construction of a new 112,000sf, 119 bed facility that includes 35 independent living, 61 assisted living, and 23 memory care units.
In addition to the studio, one-, and two-bedroom housing units available, the facility also contains three dining and activity areas, a pub, library, salon, chapel, movie theater, full-sized industrial kitchen, and three courtyards. It is the largest building built in Ware in over 10 years.
“The town of Ware and Optimus Senior Living were great partners on this project, and we couldn’t be more proud to deliver such a high class facility for the community. Though a large building, the design allows it to fit well in the mostly residential neighborhood it is in, while also standing as a partner to Mary Lane Medical Center,” states Andrew Madigan, project manager.
The structure was constructed of prefabricated wood panels and trusses, with some structural steel, as necessary in locations with long spans, such as the movie theater.
Throughout the construction process, the team at Madigan collaborated with Cedarbrook Village on several different aspects of the building, learning its needs and proposing solutions to problems. An open line of communication between the field superintendent and the community, including local officials, neighboring residents, and the hospital, ensured a smooth planning process from beginning to end.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing shutdowns throughout the country, the project was completed on time and under budget following state guidelines. Madigan reported that safety measures prevented a single positive test despite having over 70 workers on-site at the height of the pandemic.