Claremont Savings Bank Community Center
Claremont Savings Bank Community CenterClaremont, NH 2014
First conceived in 2001 following a community-wide needs assessment, the vision for the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center went through several iterations before a 2009 decision to utilize a design-build approach brought the final project to fruition. The outcome was a 52,000-square-foot, two-story building set into the hillside. The building was designed to be one story along the front facade out of respect for the surrounding residential neighborhood.
Upon entering, visitors are greeted by a central reception area, which provides oversight and access control to the entire building. This central circulation space, which also acts as a viewing space to the pool and gym below, provides direct access to the administrative office suite, concessions, a youth recreation room and two multipurpose rooms.
The interior design is purposely sparse, anticipating the activity and social interaction of the community. The majority of the flooring is colored concrete for durability and ease of maintenance; walls are gypsum drywall with a paint scheme that is neutral and natural in palette; ceilings are appropriate acoustical tiles; and lighting is utilitarian. A healthier budget was reserved for material choices in the locker rooms and bathrooms, which feature carpet and tile floors, ceramic tile walls and painted gypsum drywall ceilings.
Project DetailsArchitect: Warrenstreet Architects, Inc.
Construction Cost: $8.98 million
Square Feet: 51,735
Occupancy: March 2013
Building Systems - Pre-Engineered Structures: Porter Panel and Truss
Building Systems - Pre-Engineered Structures: Green Span McElroy Metal
Fitness Center - Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Gym Source
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Fitness Center - Entertainment Systems: Longchamps Electric
Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sports
Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Premire Concrete LLC, Wilton, NH
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Cybex & Gym Source
Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Cybex & Gym Source
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Aalco Manufacturing Co.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Bleachers/Grandstands: BSN Sports
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Aalco Manufacturing Co.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Folding Chairs: Mity Lite
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Lithonia Lighting
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Colorado Time Systems
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: Bogen
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Sports Imports
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Connor Sports
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Connor Sports
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Tennis: Connor Sports
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Connor Sports
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Volleyball: Connor Sports
Laundry - Dryers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.
Laundry - Washers: American Dryer Corp.
Locker/Shower - Flooring: Daltile
Locker/Shower - Lockers: Penco Products Inc.
Locker/Shower - Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.
Pools - Access Ramps/Stairs: PAL Model 200
Pools - Bleachers: BSN Sports
Pools - Chemical Control Systems: Hayward CAT 2000 Wireless
Pools - Cleaners/Vacuums: Aqua Products Inc.
Pools - Deck/Basin Surface: Daltile
Pools - Dehumidifiers: Johnson & Jordan Mechanical
Pools - Diving Boards: Durafirm
Pools - Filtration Systems: Neptune-Benson Inc.
Pools - Gutters: South Shore Gunite Pools
Pools - Heaters: South Shore Gunite Pools
Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: South Shore Gunite Pools
Pools - Lane Markers: Brock Enterprises
Pools - Lighting: Elliptipar
Pools - Sanitization Systems: PPG Tablet Chlorinator
Pools - Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Colorado Time Systems
Pools - Starting Blocks: Grizzly