We are delighted to announce that Payette has been selected to design the Long-Term Care Facility and Campus Framework for the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. Set prominently atop Cherry Hill, this will be a 180-204 bed facility in an iconic location in Holyoke that Governor Baker has highlighted as one of the Commonwealth’s highest priorities. The mission of the Soldiers’ Home is to provide, with honor and dignity, the highest quality of personal health care services to Massachusetts Veterans. We have had the distinct honor of designing the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home and look forward to designing this new facility.
Our effort will provide a framework to guide the long-term transformation of the Soldiers’ Home campus with a goal of creating a campus capable of providing a ‘continuum of care’ for the Veterans of the Commonwealth over the long term. In addition to the long-term care facility, we will look at additional campus features including an Adult Day Health Care Center, a memorial garden in remembrance of the lives of Veterans lost during COVID-19 pandemic, and a framework to accommodate permanent supportive housing for Veterans over the longer term in response to their evolving needs.