The Club at Briarcliff Manor was designed to epitomize luxurious senior living. Located on the former campus of The Kings College and the Walter Law Estate in Briarcliff Manor, The Club provides independent, assisted, and skilled nursing living options within one of the largest and most advanced facilities of its kind in the New York area.
Kohler Ronan was brought on board to contribute mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology (IT/AV and Security) design for this 345,000 square-foot facility. Consisting of two high-rise buildings (9 and 10 stories), connected at the terrace and first floor levels, the senior community’s 287 units are broken down into 168 Independent Living units, 87 Assisted Living units, and 32 Memory Support units. Amenities include a dining room, theater, salon, fitness room, library, and café. Food service is provided via a commercial kitchen on the first level of one of the towers.
A preempt to the project was a new pump house designed to serve the Town of Briarcliff’s water service, and replace the water tower located on The Club’s site. Additionally, an emergency generator was designed to deliver life safety to the facility and standby loads to accommodate heating, commercial kitchen equipment, and support spaces. Mechanical systems include vertical packaged units which allow for individual control of heating and cooling. In this way, the residents’ thermal comfort would be ensured in all seasons. A combination of variable-volume refrigerant units and central station air handling units with air cooled condensing units serve the common spaces throughout the complex. Delivering heat and water are a central heating plant with gas-fired condensing boilers and a central gas-fired domestic water plant respectively.