A.P. Construction Company has completed the new state-of-the-art fitness and wellness facilities at the New Canaan YMCA. A 60,568 square-foot renovation and new addition is part of the second major phase in upgrading the complex. A.P. Construction completed the first phase in 2016.
The $15.6 million project included the addition of a new playground, multi-purpose field, and an extension of the existing parking facilities. A.P. Construction also completed the renovation of the aquatic center’s existing competition pool and replaced a small four-lane lap pool with a new eight-lane lap pool and a family recreation pool. The new pools are in a new structure with clear two story windows.
“We are proud to partner with the YMCA and the Town of New Canaan in completing this state-of-the-art facility. This will be a tremendous asset for the New Canaan community for many years to come,” said Andrew B. Ashforth, chief executive officer of A.P. Construction Company.
Additionally, the existing gymnasium with two basketball courts were renovated with new wood flooring, lights, mechanical systems, and storage rooms. Locker rooms received a full reconstruction with new facilities for men, boys, women, girls, and family lockers.
Other areas of the building were renovated to create a café, offices, an intergenerational recreation room, a cycling studio with room for 36 machines, a group walking studio with room for 24 machines, an extensive exercise facility in two rooms, a mind body studio, and a family adventure center to better accommodate youths with special needs.
Scott Marlow, Senior Superintendent with A.P. Construction Company noted a few particularly challenging aspects of the project. “The site is encumbered with a major gas distribution line that had to be worked around when installing the new underground oil and propane tanks,” said Marlow. “Also, the YMCA remained open and operational throughout the entire construction process. A.P. Construction carefully coordinated getting the project team and materials thru the occupied areas and was able to do this with very minimal disruptions,” added Marlow.
A.P. Construction’s team on the project included Sean Hurley, Project Manager, Jake Granito, Assistant Project Manager and Scott Marlow, Superintendent. The architect is The S/L/A/M Collaborative.