Edgewood Senior Solutions Group wanted to offer a community that’s integrated into a live/work/play neighborhood known as Woodmont Commons in Londonderry, N.H., and purposefully designed to encourage intergenerational interaction.

Expected to open in spring 2023, the 428,900-square-foot community will feature independent living and a flexible system of healthcare delivery that will include a medical clinic for acute needs, personal care, and on-site home health care, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, memory care, and hospice services.

Purposefully designed to encourage resident engagement and intergenerational interaction, The Baldwin’s design is welcoming and walkable. It features an “urban corridor” where residents and the public can access dining venues, retail spaces, and a salon/spa. Additional resident amenities will be housed in different buildings along the corridor, connected by a glass-enclosed pedestrian bridge and an underground tunnel, enabling residents to move freely throughout the community without being exposed to inclement weather. Outdoor spaces will include a reflecting pool, raised garden beds for resident gardens, a memory garden, and walking and biking trails.

Architect and design firm DiMella Shaffer (Boston) pulled inspiration from traditional New England architecture, including townhouses and farmhouses, and has interpreted these forms in a contemporary way with simpler rooflines, clean edges, and an abundance of glass. The firm has also incorporated elements of biophilic design to integrate natural elements and views into the semi-urban environment.


Project Details:

Facility name: The Baldwin

Location: Londonderry, N.H.

Expected completion date: Spring 2023

Owner: Edgewood Senior Solutions Group

Total building area: 428,900 sq. ft. with garage

Total construction cost: Confidential

Cost/sq. ft.: Confidential

Architecture firm: DiMella Shaffer

Interior design: DiMella Shaffer

General contractor: N/A

Engineering: N/A

Builder: N/A