This 40,500 SF modern athletic training facility featuring athletic, academic and medical offices spaces is home to Wilmington College’s nationally prominent athletic training program and other sport sciences. It accommodates training for essentially all of the College’s 21 sports teams, and gives students additional options for recreational activities.
Construction of this new facility included a large high-bay indoor athletic area with artificial turf surface and an outdoor, lighted training field for multiple sports, recreational and intramural activities. The athletic training program area includes state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, hydrotherapy pools and clinical areas. Leasable tenant space for physical therapy, orthopedic, chiropractic, and medical imaging practices provides sports medicine services for the campus and neighboring communities.
Serving as construction manager, our team provided preconstruction and construction services, including value engineering during design to meet the budget, schedule management, cost control, quality control, and coordination with the College and local code jurisdictions. The project started three months later than anticipated, due to client-related issues. This created the addition of winter conditions costs and an accelerated schedule, as the completion date remained the same. With our beneficial buy-out efforts, the project remained within the expected GMP and was completed on the original completion date. This new facility has been a blessing for the College, providing needed space for academic and athletic programs and helping with recruitment and retention of students.
“Megen Construction did an outstanding job on our building. Megen’s team was collaborative, joyful, and a wonderful example of people who care greatly about what they do and why they do it. I never thought I could build a friendship around a construction project, but it happened. Megen Construction and Evans were a godsend to our campus and understood the needs and desires of a small college campus to serve its students.”