The Township provides a large pool facility to its residents. In addition to the pool, there is a building that provides locker rooms, bathrooms, and showers for the the users, as well as spaces for the manager and lifeguards. The problem was the public portion of the facility was outdated and showing its age. Also, the layout of the spaces created a lot of wasted space where the building was not being used to its full potential.
The Township solicited proposals from architects, and we were awarded the project. The program focused on a full gutting and renovating of the public areas. The goal was to provide full handicapped accessibility, update the plumbing to eliminate problems, and to give the spaces a new modern feel. There were also some structural items that needed to be addressed as part of the construction.
One of the new features the Township desired was a set of family bathrooms that were big enough to accommodate an entire family in their own private room. Four of these are being provided with their own dedicated bathroom, shower, sink, and changing areas. Also, new spaces were introduced in the building to accommodate private baby changing, and to provide a private space for nursing mothers.
The final project went out to public bid, and we are providing construction contract administration while the project is being built. This entails reviewing shop drawings, submittals, payment applications, and other coordination in compliance with the requirements of the publicly funded project.