Bridgewater Retirement Community
Resting in the heart of Bridgewater, Virginia, is the Bridgewater Retirement Community (BRC). By focusing greatly on healthy living and engaging lifestyles, it is easy to see why this facility thrives. Since the opening of BRC in 1965, they have undergone multiple additions to accommodate the high rates of demand. This project, with relation to the others, follows that same suit.
Nielsen, however, is no stranger to working with BRC on adjusting their facility to satisfy those needs. In the past, we have contracted with them to complete a handful of other projects that brought much needed change to the campus. This project, in particular, though, is a major expansion for the retirement community because it adds additional living space and more.
Over the course of multiple phases and roughly two years, BRC’s commitment to enhancing healthy living continues. Currently, BRC operates with distinct living options, independent and assisted living, which are housed in separate buildings. This project not only created more living space, but also connected all facilities on the campus.
Improvements to the assisted living branch of the facility include a 19,000 square foot, two-story addition, 34,000 square feet of interior renovations, and a connecting corridor to the new Bistro being built on to Maple Terrace, the main facility. Ideally, by connecting the assisted living to the 3,200 square foot Bistro, it creates a much nicer, climate controlled, walkway for residents to use as they venture towards Maple Terrace.
New parking areas, roadways, sidewalks, and landscaping compliment the new additions and effectively reroute traffic and pedestrians entering the beautiful campus.