Farrow Begins Construction Documents for Second Phase of Netherlands Norwich Community

Farrow has begun construction documentation on the second phase of expanding the Farrow master planned community for the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Norwich, near London Ontario includes a variety of housing types and education facilities that embrace the existing church as an integrated focal point for the congregation.

The master plan includes independent living housing, assisted living facilities, expansion to the 800-student independent school and a major addition to the church.

The independent living homes are created as a number of fourplex suites including individual garages, all linked back to the assisted living building. The assisted living facility is designed as a semi-circular building containing the common and living areas surrounding a common central entry garden. The private areas are housed in wings that radiate outwards, which surround semi-private garden and activity areas.

The second phase includes the expansion of the assisted living building as well as a new complex care facility and related support areas. The curved shaped building has been designed to ensure all residents have significant access to exterior gardens, views to gardens and access to natural light, which research has confirmed that these and other elements of ‘enriched environments’ lead to the enhancement of cognitive reserves in the brain.

Construction is expected to commence in the spring of 2021