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Proctor Academy Fieldhouse

Proctor Academy: Fieldhouse

Andover, New Hampshire

Project Type: Education

The Proctor Academy Field House project, undertaken by H.P. Cummings Construction Company as the Construction Manager, was meticulously executed in four distinct phases, allowing the owner to maintain the building’s functionality throughout the construction process.

In the first phase, extensive upgrades were made to the gymnasium, encompassing an area of 15,000 square feet. This involved the removal of the existing weight/exercise room and the reclaimed wood floor from another gymnasium. A new, clear, finished Maple wood floor was installed, accompanied by the addition of a synthetic turf strip, new ceiling fans, basketball hoops, a speaker system, and fresh paint for the ceiling and walls. Additional enhancements included padding and the installation of a unique aluminum banner for imagery.

The second phase focused on the eastern section of the existing building, comprising 5,370 square feet. This phase entailed a complete gutting of the old kitchen, conference, and locker spaces, creating a new weight/exercise room, trainer room, and office space. Furthermore, a new catwalk, storage area, data room, and mechanical space were constructed on the second level, adding another 5,290 square feet of functional space.

The third phase concentrated on the southern end of the building. Extensive demolition work was carried out, involving removing the existing dining space, offices, mechanical components, the remaining kitchen area, and a small addition on the southern side of the main building. The construction team then implemented structural enhancements to create three floors within the expansive open space, resulting in 18,300 square feet of usable area. The first floor accommodated new locker rooms, the athletic director’s office space, a spacious lobby/lounge area, and bathrooms. The second floor provided four large classrooms and flexible locker room space.

In comparison, the third floor offered two additional classrooms, offices, storage, and a generously-sized wellness studio or classroom area. This phase also included significant site improvements on the eastern and southern sides of the building. Notably, a walkway/patio space was created using heavy-duty pavers, surrounded by fresh landscaping and lawn. In-ground concrete footings with anchors for event tents were also installed, enhancing the overall functionality and aesthetics of the area.

The fourth and final phase focused on renovating the first-floor boys’ locker rooms, including the coaches’ locker rooms, equipment room, and laundry room. Additionally, improvements were made to the second-floor storage area.

The Proctor Academy Field House project, in collaboration with Black River Design as the architect and Proctor Academy as the owner, exemplifies the commitment of H.P. Cummings Construction Company to delivering exceptional construction projects. Through careful planning, precise execution, and unwavering attention to detail, the Field House has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility that meets the evolving needs of Proctor Academy and its community.

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