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Bridgewater Retirement Community


Bridgewater, Virginia




$3.8 million


March 2009

This project is an exceptional combination of a thoughtfully designed building and a well-planned activity-based program that will result in a remarkable improvement in the quality of life for the residents with mild to moderate dementia who will live there.

The 12,000-square-foot building features 14 private rooms around the outside of the unit, opening into a large common area that is filled with natural light from the cupola skylights.

The large country kitchen has a family-style dining area for meals with residents, families and staff. The living room features a hearth area complete with an electric fireplace to provide a comfortable, friendly environment for residents to gather for activities, to socialize, or just to relax.

There will be den that offers a more private setting for residents and families who prefer a quieter place to visit. A bright garden room will provide access to a safe and secure outdoor wandering garden.

This Construction Manager at Risk project allowed Nielsen to assist with constructability reviews and preliminary budgeting. Our input lead to value added design for the foundations and roof structure. The final project was completed on time including a $28,000 construction cost savings.

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