UVA North Grounds Recreation Center Expansion & Renovation

  • Size: 37,000 SF
  • LEED Silver certified

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Higher Education, Sports and Recreation

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Independence Construction
Construction Manager
University of Virginia
Cannon Design

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This project included a 30,000 SF addition consisting of an aquatics facility with a 25-meter 8-lane pool, whirlpool, sauna, and locker rooms; a mind-body multi-purpose fitness room; two squash courts; a wet classroom; and a new circulation lobby with an elevator.

Also included in the project were 7,000 SF of renovations, including improvements to two of the facility’s existing racquetball courts, lobby, and social gathering space, as well as removal of two squash courts for increased fitness area. New circulation and social spaces enhance the connection between the existing building and the new addition.

The existing facility remained operational throughout construction of the project, and extensive rock blasting was completed with minimal disruption to the surrounding areas.

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