Holyoke Soldiers Home - Long-Term Care

This project, when completed, will provide a new Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke and long-term care of 234 Veterans.

Project Details

Soldiers' Home Holyoke Renderings

Study Designer:  Payette
Contractor:  Commodore | Walsh (joint venture)
Project Type: CM at Risk
Gross Square Feet: 350,000
Est. Total Project Cost: $375.5 million
Est. Construction Substantial Completion Date: Fall 2025

The design is based on the Veterans Administrations small house model and includes copious gardens, physical therapy facilities, a dental suite, hair salon, dining and social spaces, and the replacement of the existing site infrastructure. The building is conveniently located on a promontory near interstate highways 90 and 91, with views of the adjacent hills and valleys.

Project Features

  • 350,000 gross square feet
  • 234 Residents following VA small house model
  • 40 person Adult Day Health program
  • Brick Exterior
  • Exterior gardens
  • Veterans Memorial
  • Greenhouse
  • Outdoor events pavilion
  • Geothermal heating/cooling system
  • Operable windows in resident rooms and gathering spaces
  • Tunable circadian lighting system
  • Leed Gold Designation
  • Notable sustainable design features:  Geothermal heating/cooling system (with VRF), high efficiency exterior envelope with triple glazed windows, natural ventilation vents, solar energy ready, LED lighting/low lighting power density, occupancy sensors.

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