Bridgeport, CT—– KBE Building Corporation celebrated the groundbreaking for Bridgeport’s new $72-million Jewish Senior Services building at a ceremony on May 21.
Attended by Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy and Bridgeport mayor Bill Finch, the ceremony kicked off a collaborative effort to build Connecticut’s first “household” model nursing home.
As construction manager at Risk, KBE will work with Jewish Senior Services to demolish the existing building at 4200 Park Avenue and construct a new skilled nursing and assisted living facility in its place. Comprising a new intergenerational campus and assisted living area, the building will provide a full continuum of senior living services to the community.
Financed by People’s United Bank, the $72-million, 372,000sf campus will contain 18 assisted living units, plus 24 “households” incorporating 14 private bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as dedicated short-term rehabilitation and memory care. The project is designed by Perkins Eastman Architects.
Jewish Senior Services will also offer home care, hospice, adult day programs, child care, geriatric assessment, and outpatient therapy. The organization’s Institute on Aging and Center for Elder Abuse Prevention and Senior Choice at Home® programs will continue to provide support for families in the community.
In keeping with its tradition of jobsite safety that includes various STEP (Safety Training and Evaluation Process) Awards of Achievement, KBE has partnered with OSHA to help facilitate voluntary health and safety improvements during the 22-month project, which is scheduled for completion in April 2016.