A rendering of a 26,408-square-foot expansion at CareOne at Evesham, located at 870 East Route 70 in Evesham Township — Courtesy: Kimmerle Group
By Joshua Burd
An operator of assisted living facilities is expanding a location in Burlington County as part of a newly announced project that is being designed and managed by the Kimmerle Group.
The architecture and consulting practice is working on behalf of the operator, CareOne, in overseeing the project at 870 East Route 70 in Evesham Township. Located in the town’s Marlton section, the project calls for expanding CareOne at Evesham by 26,408 square feet with a similar brick, wood and stucco aesthetic to the existing structure.
The addition will also employ a new open terrace on the second floor, where it meets the existing building. Completion is slated for mid to late 2020.
“CareOne’s expansion is representative of the quality of care patients and residents expect to receive from the tenants in all of the properties we’ve designed,” said George Kimmerle, founding president and partner of Kimmerle Group. “Our company is dedicated to working with leading healthcare providers such as CareOne on all aspects of site selection and development so that they may concentrate on delivering the best medical care possible.”
The firm’s health care studio, project management and architecture teams provided full coordination and oversight of the project, along with design and architecture from the beginning of the project’s expansion, Kimmerle said. Those services will continue through completion.
In addition to updating the aesthetics of the new assisted living facility, Kimmerle said it addressed the challenges of finding new ways to design occupant bed rooms with privacy and configure group spaces that would foster interaction among residents. That led the firm to create an additional 41 beds in both single- and double-bed configurations, with new associated program elements such as dining facilities, game and social areas and group TV rooms.
Assisted living rooms will each have their own toilet and bath facilities and subdivided bed and living rooms, with TV access in both areas, Kimmerle said. Plans also call for additional staff facilities.
“A major trend that needs accommodation is simply that people will continue to live longer lives, and stay longer periods of time in assisted living facilities,” said Michael Azarian, managing director of Kimmerle’s Healthcare Studio. “We have tried to respond by creating an extension that will foster contact between residents and create healthier interactions and lifestyles.”