Swinerton provided general contracting services for this 4,500-square-foot tenant improvement, transforming a 1960s single-family home into a medical-grade healthcare facility. Ashley House will offer full-time, around-the-clock care for medically fragile children in Spokane, WA, filling a current gap in the healthcare system. The last facility of this type in the area closed in 2019 after it lost its license from the State of Washington.
Swinerton helped Ashley House Northwest, a Puget Sound-based nonprofit, with several construction components to maximize care space in their facility. The house was full of asbestos, requiring abatement to strip the building down to its studs. The team decommissioned and demolished a fireplace to widen the footprint of the activity room, while structural brace framing made way for a larger bathroom and hallways leading to the bedrooms. To achieve wheelchair accessibility, concrete ramps were installed at the front porch and back entrance. The project team also helped the client make finish selections, including paint, flooring, casework, plumbing, and light fixtures.
At the beginning of October, the newly-completed Ashley House welcomed its first three patients, who had previously been forced to find treatment outside their hometown. The parents, patients, and clinical care staff were elated to see these much-needed services back in Spokane.
Swinerton donated $2,500 towards Ashley House Northwest to help further their mission. Beth Ann Johnson, Director of Donor Relations and Grants with the nonprofit, said, “These things happened in part because of the great work YOU and your team did in remodeling our new Spokane location.”
Overall, this project was gratifying for Swinerton’s Spokane team as this home will provide services the local community desperately needs.