Walsh Brothers Stay Busy in Western Part of Massachusetts
BOSTON, MA Walsh Brothers, Inc. has been selected to renovate the main Campus Center building at Holyoke Community College (HCC) in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
With an estimated construction cost of $30 million, the scope of the project is to renovate and reconfigure the existing exterior envelope, provide new entryways, building systems, and a comprehensive renovation to the interior spaces. The current building occupants are the admissions office, a media center, dining and kitchen facilities, student activities and meeting areas, the campus bookstore and a receiving area.
"The updated, state-of-the-art Campus Center will serve as the new main entrance and welcome center for the college, which is something we've never had before," said HCC's long-time president, Bill Messner. "It will in many ways give the school a new feel and entry point."
"In addition to offering administrators, faculty and students an elaborate makeover, our work will solve persistent moisture infiltration issues that have been plaguing the building for 35+ years," said, Richard Walsh, President and CEO of Walsh Brothers. "By leveraging our team already working in the western part of Massachusetts, having just completed the New Science Center on the Westfield State University campus, we are ready to fast track this important work for Holyoke Community College."
Preconstruction management services are underway and construction is scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2017. Walsh Brothers is working in close collaboration with Holyoke Community College, Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), HKT Architects, Inc. and state and local community representatives to deliver this important and highly visible Campus Center project.
Founded in 1946, Holyoke Community College is a state-funded public two-year community college located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. It offers associate degrees as well as a transfer program for students to earn credits for transfer to four-year colleges. Today, HCC serves more than 9,000 students annually.