Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH) leased an existing one-story warehouse building at 159 Wells Avenue in Newton, MA. The goal of this project was to rehabilitate the building and convert it into a new outpatient facility to suit the hospital’s expanding needs. With Columbia Construction taking the lead as the Construction Manager, the entire 52,000 sf building was completely converted to provide NWH with updated clinical and medical office space.
The project involved the complete renovation of the existing building, including partial demolition of one facade and all interior components. The building was reconfigured with all new HVAC, plumbing and electrical infrastructure. The exterior envelope of the building was replaced and upgraded.
Programs in the facility include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, pain management, spine center, women’s health, and a variety of sports medicine services. Specialized areas contain private evaluation and treatment areas, state-of-the-art speech therapy rooms, a large training/physical therapy gym, and an aquatic therapy pool with an overhead lift.