Merritt Clubs Canton
Merritt Clubs CantonBaltimore, MD 2019
Merritt Clubs Canton originally opened in 2003 with a membership of approximately 1,500. With membership today topping 7,000, the club began to experience overcrowding. After evaluating how members were using the facility, the club determined that expansion was necessary. With a vision of more space for group fitness and the largest rooftop pool deck in Baltimore in mind, Merritt Clubs and Merritt Construction Services began to map out a plan to redevelop the location in 2015.
Located in an urban setting in the middle of a busy professional and retail center, the site was constrained and expansion options seemed limited. Ultimately, the redevelopment of Merritt Clubs Canton consisted of a $20 million, eight-story addition with a rooftop deck featuring two pools, a bar and a restaurant; 20,000 square feet of new, first-floor workout space; a ground-level, six-lane indoor pool; and six floors of garage parking. The main-level expansion included the installation of an indoor-outdoor turf area and an expanded children’s area, as well as a new café and lounge. The 25,000-square-foot rooftop pool deck is indeed the largest in Baltimore, and provides unparalleled 360-degree views of the city, a full-service kitchen and bar, elevator access, locker rooms and an outdoor shower.
The building’s aesthetic was designed to incorporate elements of the surrounding Canton community, with a nod toward the industrial history of the site’s location. For example, the building’s facade included materials such as corrugated metal, stainless steel mesh, metal framing and concrete.
Project DetailsArchitect: Urban Design Group
Construction Cost: $20 Million
Square Feet: 192,000 SF
Occupancy: February 2018
Club Entry Gate: Johnson Controls
Fitness Center - Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: InBody, MyZone
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Matrix Fitness
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Life Fitness
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Concept2 CTS Inc.
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Octane Fitness
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Active Solutions
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Hammer Strength
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Rouge
Gorilla Bar System: Merritt Construction Services
Indoor Pool Dehumidifiers: Pentair
Laundry - Dryers: Wascomat
Laundry - Washers: Wascomat
Locker/Shower - Saunas/Whirlpools: Paddock Pool Equipment Co.
Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Partition Plus
Medicine Ball Wall: Elemental Metalworks
Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Sports Surfaces: Active Solutions
Pools - Access Ramps/Stairs: Paddock Pool Equipment Co.
Pools - Chemical Control Systems: CAT Controler
Pools - Deck/Basin Surface: Irvine Access Floors
Pools - Dehumidifiers: Seresco Technologies Inc.
Pools - Filtration Systems: Pentair
Pools - Heaters: Raypak Inc.
Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: KAI Paragon
Pools - Lane Markers: AntiWave Pool Products
Pools - Lighting: Intellibrite
Pools - Sanitization Systems: Paddock Pool Equipment Co.
Pools - Starting Blocks: S.R.Smith