Construction Project Details

 

Matchbox

The new building currently under construction will provide 21,000 square feet of space for ultra-modern fitness equipment, as well as areas for free weights and cardio training.  The Matchbox will support Garnet athletics by providing appropriate space for sport-specific training. It will free up the Mullan Center - which will still host the College's indoor tennis facilities -for additional wellness activities, athletics, and physical education classes.  The needs of the College's increasingly popular theater program also took center stage in the design of the Matchbox. Today, the Theater Department requires an average of 80 hours a week for classes and rehearsals. The theater black box to be located in the new building will provide much needed additional rehearsal space in support of the College's theater curriculum. The Matchbox will also be able to accommodate small-scale performances, including staged readings and playwriting thesis projects. 

http://www.swarthmore.edu/swarthmore-matchbox-to-support-wellness-fitness-and-theater.xml

Contact :  Jan Semler x8660

West Field House Lane Parking Lot

Beginning Monday, June 9th, a new parking lot will be constructed between Field House Lane and the SEPTA railroad tracks, behind 502-506 Field House Lane.  This lot will replace student and staff parking which will be removed by construction of the Town Center West project.  The targeted opening date for the new parking lot is Fall Break 2014.  At that time, the existing student C lot and the staff lot immediately adjacent to the SEPTA train station will be converted to construction use.

Contact:  Jan Semler x8660

Dana/Hallowell Infill

This project is a 73 bed addition that will connect the two buildings creating a fully accessible complex.  Features will include elevators, a large multi-purpose space and an outdoor terrace on the lower level.  The project will continue through the academic year, and be ready for occupancy in August of 2015.

The first part of the job will involve quite a bit of earth moving and sitework, to lower grades to create the accessible entrance.  We will also be installing a temporary road for the duration of the project between Wharton Hall and Dana Hallowell.  When that road is completed, the existing loop road that runs behind the buildings adjacent to the Crum Woods will be closed for the duration of the project as a lay down area for the new construction.   There should be minimal disruption to traffic as a result of the road construction - the existing road will remain open until the temporary road is completed - we are hoping for a July 1 date for the switchover.

We will be removing several large trees in order to make way for the new grading and construction - I'm pleased to report that all are being harvested for use in the new spaces.

Contact: Susan Smythe x2063.

Willets Residence Hall, Roof and Boiler Replacement, Bathroom and ADA Upgrades

Construction will begin Monday, June 9th, on several projects at Willets Residence Hall.  The building will be closed for the summer and will re-open when students return, with a new roof and boilers, completely renovated bathrooms, and ADA improvements.  The student lounges and kitchen will receive a facelift as well.  The heating renovation will be a demonstration project in that the building will be removed from the aging campus steam system and operate as a stand alone building with high efficiency natural gas fired condensing boilers and domestic hot water heaters.

Contact:  Jan Semler x8660