Groom was excited to add Dick’s Sporting Goods as a new client in 2016. This five week footwear renovation project consisted of an open store remodel in the existing footwear department. The outcome was a new FSFW (Full Service Footwear Department) concept shop.
We were thrilled to partner with Tufts University in an exciting expansion of their CABCS (Center for Applied Brain & Cognitive Science) program. The new 3rd floor space now houses a virtual reality study lab developed and operated in conjunction with the U.S. Army NSRDEC. The approximately 3,000 SF facility houses the research operations and includes three (3) large-scale virtual reality labs. In addition to the new CABCS space the University outfitted the remaining 6,500 SF with four (4) large, flexible multi-classroom/meeting spaces, conference and office rooms, administration area, break-out space, kitchen and new bathrooms.
Photography: Will Horne/Horne Visual Media
Groom collaborated with Richard Griffin Architects on this important renovation of a community based outpatient health clinic for the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) located at 201 Main Street in Gloucester, MA. The new 5,000 SF facility houses a community-based outpatient clinic providing health services and assistance to veterans in need. The existing space was expanded by 13’ at the rear of the building to create the new (4,913 SF) VA Health Clinic. Uniquely resting on top of the existing Walgreen’s Pharmacy, the property presented challenges as a majority of the work was located above the Pharmacy Department, which operates 24/7.
Groom is honored to work with the VA Administration once again and proud to construct a facility for such deserving clients.
Photography: Will Horne/Horne Visual Media
Starbucks recently opened their newest Groom-built store in Enfield, CT. The new location is LEED-certified and was completed in conjunction with the larger retail shell (also built by Groom). Groom has successfully completed projects for Starbucks all over the country in a wide variety of settings, from overnight remodels and refreshes to ground-up stores. This project was a perfect of example of Groom's full-service capabilities marrying our Commercial and Retail capacities.
If you know Brookline then you know Brookhouse Condominiums... it's the one with the waterfall! This multi-phase/multi-year project consisted of exterior landscaping and renovations to the Brookhouse Condominiums. The project included new steel and glass canopies, structural repairs to a below-grade parking garage, and reconstruction of the signature two-story water feature. The repairs were originally scheduled to be phased over three (3) years, but careful coordination allowed to minimize disruptions to tenants and compress the schedule to only two (2) years. Groom was able to complete the upgrades despite being hemmed in by busy Washington Avenue one side and and an occupied campus of residential and commercial tenants on the other.
The photos are in and they are stunning! Many thanks for Will Horne of Horne Visual Media for accommodating our crazy schedules. It was a race to the finish but the Owners of this magnificent residence are settling in and couldn't be happier. View the full gallery to find out more about this beautiful home.
Groom is happy to announce the opening of Partners HealthCare first new urgent care center in the metro-Boston area. The new center will provides a great resource for people seeking convenient and affordable care in a facility close to home. Chief Clinical Officer at Partners, Dr. Gregg Meyer says, “these centers will offer our community an affordable, quality health care alternative to an emergency room.” Regarded as the company's "A+ team" nationally, Groom is also underway at two (2) more locations in Newton and Watertown, with several more progressing through zoning and design development. Take the tour, it's pretty cool! Thank you to Jane Messinger/ Fabulous Photographer.
Renovations are complete at Seasons of Danvers, a new 42-bed memory care facility. The existing 25,000 SF structure and surrounding grounds were completely overhauled, and the new space is a remarkable testament to the vision and dedication of the entire project team (especially during the snowiest winter on record!).
The existing structure was originally comprised of a single-story wood-framed building and later enlarged by a steel and slab-on-grade addition. The two spaces are now fully integrated and organized into "neighborhoods" featuring familiar groupings of living, dining and public spaces. Groom also completed exterior improvements including new siding and trim, a new parapet and roof, epoxy paint at the masonry, and all new parking and landscaped areas.
BEFORE & AFTER
Groom recently completed construction of The Royal Residences in Boston's South End. This project involved the adaptive re-use of two structures - the former 19th century Salvation Army Harbor Light Center and the adjacent five-story brick brownstone. The combined buildings created 12 residential units: a 900 square foot one bedroom condo, two 1600 square foot garden level units and nine two and three bedroom units ranging from 1,600-2,500 square feet. Modern sustainable systems and luxury kitchens and baths are major features of the renovation. The red brick and limestone exteriors are completely restored with new windows, masonry repair, roof decks, a six-car garage and an entry lobby at grade.
Groom worked with Maguel Architects to completely revamp an abandoned R&D facility into a gleaming new educational and administrative spaces for EDCO Collaborative. EDCO Collaborative is a collaborative comprised of 18 urban and suburban school districts serving the Greater Boston Metropolitan area, and provides special education for students with behavioral and emotional challenges. Despite a late start and the need for unanticipated seismic/structural upgrades, the design/build team rallied to complete the 44,000 SF project in only 12 weeks. Groom worked double-shifts for the duration of the project and we were proud to turn over the finished space in time for everyone to get settled ahead of the first day of school.