|Architect:||292 Design Group|
|Engineer:||Meyer | Borgman | Johnson|
|Owner:||City of Andover|
The Andover Community Center is expanding to include a new multipurpose room for seniors and teens, an additional field house gymnasium, and expanded sports complex with an additional sheet of ice. The building will have a new walking track, community rooms, fitness space and the ice will be convertible to turf. In all, the 15-year-old building is getting 63,000 square feet of new space, along with maintenance work such as converting the ice rink’s R-22 refrigeration to an ammonia-based system in keeping with new environmental standards.
Along with the City of Andover’s expansion plan, the YMCA is also planning to add program space to better serve the community including a new gym, a new Kid’s Stuff space, and more space to the upper level fitness floor. The area currently used by the Kid’s Stuff program will be remodeled into a multi-purpose youth room for child care, arts and humanities, and birthday party programs. The addition on the second floor will allow the fitness equipment to be better grouped; the lobby will be remodeled to offer more gathering space.
In early December 2019, the first precast panel was erected into place, over a few weeks, the remaining panels will enclose the new sports complex. In total, Wells will produce and install more than 40,000 sq. ft. of precast for this expansion. The beautiful exterior façade features 10’ architectural wall panels using a combination of sandblast and smooth finishes with a diagonal reveal pattern. Inside hollowcore, solid panels and columns complete the precast components.