This existing five story, 54,000 square feet building was originally built as a spec office building in 1986.
In 2011, exterior building renovations included the construction of a new five-story addition with a new, pedestrian-friendly, entrance plaza, a welcoming curvilinear glass wall entrance lobby, new low-E glazing at existing windows and a new roof. Mechanical work included an entire new efficient heating and cooling system, new plumbing, new fire protection system, and a new electrical system.
Interior renovations included new interior partitions and finishes to create a modern, state-of-the art health facility that provided pleasant, patient-friendly areas for specific medical services. These services included internal medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, senior wellness, radiology, mammography, bone density, optometry, laboratory and a nutrition education center. The number of medical exam rooms and behavioral health therapy rooms has been doubled, and dental operatories tripled. In addition to new health services, the project also included new administrative and executive offices, community meeting rooms and staff facilities such as a new cafeteria, kitchen, and locker rooms. The Charter Oak Health Center was awarded LEED Silver Certification.
Phase 2 of the project included the repair of a three-level parking structure. Two levels are below ground, under the COHC structure, and one level is located above ground adjacent to the building.