In 2007, DiGiorgio Associates Inc. (DAI) and Monitor Builders Incorporated (MBI), LiRo Group Companies, completed the design and construction with Brockton Neighborhood Health Center (BNHC) on a new five-story, 58,000 sf Community Health Center located in the center of Brockton consolidating all healthcare operations into one building. As time passed and the need for care in the community further increased, BNHC expanded with an additional four floors on top of the clinic. DAI/MBI worked with BNHC on this Urgent Care Clinic which was completed in the winter of 2012. BNHC teamed up with MBI once again in 2012 to add 26,000 sf of additional space to the existing 65,500 total sf and to renovate 6,250 ft of the existing space on the fourth floor for a total project sf of 32,250 for this four-story addition on top of the existing Urgent Care Clinic.
About the Project
The original 58,000 sf building provided a modular layout of Universal Exam Rooms creating flexibility to allow for a single second floor use of Adult Primary and Urgent Care, while also allowing multiple users, Women’s Services and Pediatrics, on the third floor. Extensive glazing along the landscape buffer brings daylight into the center of each floor. The new addition involved construction on floors two through five above a single story expansion that was completed and opened in July 2010. This expansion connected to the existing five-story building. OB/ GYN, Pediatrics and Dental all expanded, and Optometry/ Ophthalmology moved into its own expanded space, enabling BNHC to offer full-time eye health services. The new space expanded adult medicine on the second floor by adding 16 exam/ treatment rooms to the current 27 rooms in the existing space. BNHC also constructed a behavioral health suite on the fifth floor. The behavioral health suite includes conference rooms for group sessions, regular counseling rooms, larger counseling rooms for a family sessions, and staff offices. Construction on this four-story addition was completed in 2013.
The new Community Health Center doubled the facility’s capacity to serve low-income patients in Brockton and offers specialty and support services that include HIV, Neurology, Ophthalmology, and Dental services.