Nauset Completes EPOCH Phase II – Partners with The Architectural Team

Weston, MA – Nauset Construction announced the completion of Phase II of the $15 million EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Weston renovation and addition project. The 78,000sf, multi-phase project was constructed while the senior living community remains occupied and in full operation. Once completed, the revitalized EPOCH community will house a total of 130 beds, with additional 21-beds of assisted living. Nauset partnered with The Architectural Team, of Chelsea for this significant project. The two firms have worked together on many similar projects including extensive interior and exterior renovations to an occupied senior living facility located in western Massachusetts. The owner, EPOCH Senior Living, selected Nauset for the three-phase construction project in the summer of 2008. The first phase was completed in January of 2009 and the second phase was completed in June. Renovations included selective demolition, reconfiguration and upgrades to over 68,000sf of space, including the main entrance lobby, reception, and common areas. It also included community rooms for residents, day rooms, therapy suites, the library, nurse stations, hallways, patient rooms, bathrooms, nourishment stations, dining areas and a full-service commercial kitchen. Extensive lighting, life safety systems, utility and MEP system upgrades are also incorporated into the project scope. Phase II of the project included the addition of Alzheimer’s units, a theater room, a common kitchen and lounges with fireplaces, an ice cream parlor and administrative offices. The community was expanded with the construction of 10,250 sf of space including a one-story and a two-story addition to the existing building. Extensive site improvements were made in the process of constructing the additions. A surface parking lot expansion and significant landscaping upgrades are also part of the project’s scope of work.