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The Farms at Bailey Station

A New Retirement Community Designed for Future Generations.

The Scope

The Farms at Bailey Station is a LifeCare senior retirement community in Collierville, TN. A mix of independent and assisted living, this new construction project included a wide variety of indoor and outdoor amenities spaces, underground parking garage, and an architecture design centered around creating a feeling of home for the next generation of retirees.

Challenges & Resolutions

The Farms at Bailey Station was a project 15 years in the making due to economic recessions and other market factors. Renaissance Group picked up the initial concept from another design firm and worked to finalize the design and see it through construction. Due to this long project span and budget constraints, final material selections were specified with aesthetics, value and efficiency in mind. For example, a large-scale porcelain tile in the lobby achieved the desired aesthetic impact while being functional and budget conscious. Brick cladding for the focal point fireplace and Charlie’s Steakhouse achieved richness and visual impact while being more cost-effective than full masonry. Velvet acoustic panels in the Performing Arts Center supported sound control and gave the walls texture and visual interest.

To create the feeling of home in a 400,000-sq.ft. building required Renaissance Group to think outside of the box. The innovative design of the main building provided residents a large range of choices and variety in apartment style, layout, and size. The exterior architecture offered a nod to the historic homestead appeal in the area with a touch of modern flair.  Parking was hidden underneath the building to create security for the residents and maintain a clean and prominent exterior view.

How The Renaissance Approach Benefited the Client

Renaissance Group involved the town of Collierville and future residents of The Farms throughout the exterior and interior design planning. Because of our collaborative approach, we were able to take into consideration suggestions on how this new community would best serve its future residents.

The owner of the project had close communications with the Collierville town mayor and staff. This was pivotal in the implementation of this project. Renaissance Group’s long history with the mayor and staff gave all involved the confidence this project would be a success.


Throughout construction, The Farms at Bailey Station had a pre-lease of approximately 50%, which quickly grew to 80% occupancy as the campus neared completion. Existing and prospective residents remain excited about this new retirement community and how it will serve the senior population in the years ahead.

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