Worcester Recovery Center & Hospital

Fire Protection Systems Installation

Project Overview

The new Worcester Recovery Center & Hospital houses 320 beds. The building’s design features patient community integration through house, neighborhood, and downtown concepts. The project also included the abatement and demolition of 15 buildings, as well as the construction of a new boiler plant and other ancillary buildings, to support the adjacent Department of Mental Health and University of Massachusetts research facilities.

Project Specifications

Contract Amount: $2,309,500

Construction Manager: Gilbane Building Company

Engineering Consultant: Ellenweig

Facility Type: Government/Healthcare

Schedule: Spring 2009/Summer 2012

Project Location: Worcester, MA

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Services Provided

Fire protection




Highlights / Achievements

Installed fire sprinklers with the latest sprinkler head technology to protect occupants from accidental discharge

Security of system devices with tamper proof materials to ensure safest possible conditions

3D coordination and fabrication for precise project scheduling

Value Delivered

Arden was part of this project’s targeting LEED NC v2.2 Gold level certification. Arden was also part of the team which achieved a milestone of “one million safe man-hours” in June of 2011.