Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for MBH Architecture’s Newly Completed Design of UCFS’s $5.5 Million Expansion

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for MBH Architecture’s Newly Completed Design of UCFS’s $5.5 Million Expansion

MBH ARCHITECTURE is pleased to announce the Completion of Construction for the “United Community and Family Services (UCFS) facility in Norwich, CT.”

UCFS’s $5.5 million expansion and renovation nearly doubles their capacity while adding space for 24 new exam rooms. Outpatient visitors are expected to increase by more than 21% in its first year of operation with an increase of more than 19,000 patients. Officials anticipate more than 118,000 visitors by July, 2014.

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy, while making a campaign swing through the Norwich region of Connecticut has stated, “I’m a big believer in this particular model of provision of health care services, particularly to any under-served community, and this area of the state is under-served.”

This project is the fourth and final phase in a multi- year long expansion plan for the community’s main facility. The renovation required acquiring adjacent tenant space and adding a one story addition (6,500 SF) while renovating 25,000 SF of their existing 40,000 SF space. The project also doubles the Primary Care and Women’s Health Suites by adding 6 new adult, 6 new pediatric, and 3 new Women’s Health exam rooms plus support spaces.

Twenty-two new offices were added to the Behavioral Health suite. Additional improvements to the facility include providing new electrical service and back-up generator; a main fa├žade “face lift”; creating a new two-story atrium as a focal point to bring natural light into the center of the building; providing a decentralized waiting area and re-defining the circulation to make way finding easier.