The building was reopened and welcomed its first tenants in over 20 years.
Sustainable Refurbishment acquired the building with the aim of refurbishing it in a sustainable manner:
The final unit in the building was completed and the property placed under new management.
The structure, was extended along Main St, to the corner of Chapin Street, and named ‘Memorial” in memory of a member of the Edwards family that had recently died.
The “Memorial” project is an exciting development in the heart of downtown Southbridge. This year will see the completion of the building refurbishment in a sustainable manner and employing the latest thinking in energy and water use, material selection, ecology, health and wellbeing, pollution and waste minimization.
The building offers truly stunning one and two bedroom accommodation units. Providing a rare opportunity to live in an exquisite home of immense character and historical significance while containing the latest in modern safety, access and functionality.
Situated in an enviable position in the centre of the down town Southbridge, within walking distance of a wide array of local services and amenities.
The first phase of the building was completed in 1878 by S.K. Edwards:
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Given that we spend 90% of our time indoors, sustainable refurbishment means considering the impact of buildings on our health and wellbeing. Memorial Hall has been refurbished to the latest codes in fire prevention, detection and suppression. Care was taken to use materials that help preserve a high level of indoor air quality. Residential units are served by a modern elevator. Windows have been added to provide greater natural lighting and views. Plants around the building have been protected and enhanced.
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT
Memorial Hall sets the standard for quality particularly in the areas of energy and water consumption.
Memorial Hall incorporates the latest thinking in building refurbishment for modern living with minimum impact on the environment at a price that you can afford.
Much of the existing structural and non-structural materials have been preserved, reused, or recycled; original timber and mosaic floors, frames and window borders; much of the original mouldings, metal ceilings and doors have been restored; spot lights from commercial units will be upgraded to accommodate energy efficient sources.