Raynham, MA – July 16, 2020: Parris Construction Management has been awarded the construction management contract from Spaulding Hospital to create a new City of Cambridge Shelter for the Homeless in a portion of the East Building of Spaulding Hospital Cambridge that has been vacant for several years.
Demand for the project stems from Spaulding’s interest and commitment to helping with a growing concern from Cambridge City Council officials regarding caring for the homeless in general, the lack of places where homeless people can isolate themselves if they fall ill with Covid-19, and those who are well not having spaces to congregate while staying a safe distance apart.
The initial phase of the shelter project will include the creation of a new dedicated entrance, check-in area, small clinic and rooms and ancillary spaces to accommodate 60 guests – with 31 guests residing on the first floor and 29 guests residing on the second floor. The project also includes a new fire sprinkler system, fire alarm upgrades multiple showers and lavatories, laundry facilities, security systems, mechanical and electrical upgrades and the rehabilitation of an out-of-use elevator. A future phase of the project may also include a third-floor renovation to accommodate additional guests. The project is slated to begin as soon as possible once permits and construction documents are finalized.
“Spaulding Hospital Cambridge continues to be a leader in neighborhood outreach and Parris Construction Management is proud to be part of their team on this special endeavor.”, said Robert Parris Jr., CEO & President of Parris Construction Management.
About Parris Construction Management: Parris is a family-owned construction management company. We work with owners, property managers, architects and designers, and specialize in the construction of meaningful spaces for leading clients in healthcare, hospitality and education. We retain 100+ years of collective construction expertise, 30+ years of active buying experience in the industry and pride ourselves on delivering outstanding quality.