The Buckingham to Undergo Expansion to Address Booming Aging Population

Business and Professional

September 9, 2014


The Buckingham, Houston's premier senior living community, will soon bring as many as 80 new jobs to the area and provide resort-style living for nearly 200 additional residents. The community is announcing an expansion that will add 187 total residences to its Memorial neighborhood location. The Buckingham, a Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) sponsored community, currently has 204 independent living apartments, 43 assisted living suites, 16 memory care residences and 60 private skilled nursing rooms.

The Buckingham acquired six additional acres to accommodate the $56 million project and will add 104 independent living apartment homes, 33 assisted living suites, 18 memory care residences and 32 private skilled nursing rooms. The new IL apartment homes will be offered in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans.

In discussing the expansion, Charles B. Brewer, chairman of the board of SQLC, said, "The Buckingham opened in 2005 and has since set the standard for senior living in Houston. Because of its fine reputation, The Buckingham has reached full capacity and is now poised to enter the expansion phase so that we can now offer our exceptional services to more people. The country is aging at a rapid pace, and we want to be able to offer our care to as many people as possible."

"This is an exciting opportunity for us to further complement our community," said Julie Fenske, executive director of The Buckingham.  "Additional staff members, enhancements to our health care services at the Plaza, and enrichments to our common spaces are just a few of the positive effects of the growth to come.  Residents of the newest part of the campus will enjoy the camaraderie our community offers as well as concierge-level services and resort-style amenities for which The Buckingham is known.  And of course, each new resident will also receive the benefits of our comprehensive, all-inclusive Life Care lifestyle."

Irving, Texas-based Greystone Development Company, LLC, will be the development consultant of the expansion project.  Dallas-based D2 architect firm will design the expansion.  Other project partners include Andres Construction, Kimley-Horn, Bridget Bohacz & Associates and Ziegler.

Construction is expected to begin 3rd quarter 2015, and the expansion is scheduled for completion in 2017.

ABOUT THE BUCKINGHAM

The Buckingham, a Masterpiece Living community, is Houston's premier life care senior living community located in the heart of the Memorial neighborhood.  Situated on a 17-acre site along Buffalo Bayou at 8580 Woodway Drive, The Buckingham offers resort-style services and amenities for active, independent seniors, as well as all levels of health care services on-site at The Plaza at The Buckingham.  The community features 204 independent living residences; 43 private assisted living apartments; 16 private memory support apartments; and 60 private skilled nursing suites.

The Buckingham is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit senior living community sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), a Texas-based nonprofit organization that sponsors sister communities Edgemere in Dallas, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, The Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth, Mirador in Corpus Christi and The Barrington of Carmel in Indianapolis.  For information visit www.buckinghamhouston.com, or call (832) 426-1372.