Ambler Area YMCA

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Ambler Area YMCA

Ambler, PA 2011

Project Description

The Y building, a softball diamond and two outdoor pavilions represent Phase One of a four-phase project on this 27-acre site, which will also see an outdoor aquatic center, a second gymnasium and a separate 30,000-square-foot addition to the new Y.

Inside the Y, a two-story lobby and reception area provides a spacious, upscale and warm environment for social interaction. The focal point of the facility is an indoor aquatic center featuring a family fun pool with two water spray features, multiple waterslides, a warm-water pool, a six-lane lap pool, a whirlpool and a sauna, all surrounded by laminated timber beams and stone walls.

The 11,000-square-foot wellness center includes two group exercise rooms and a dedicated group cycling room. The mezzanine level features an interactive gaming center, as well as an open fitness area. With a greater emphasis on family needs, an expanded childcare area is designed to mirror the play spaces of licensed childcare centers, while providing additional opportunities for fun and play. A “Family Active Center” allows parents to work out while watching their children play. Another family-friendly feature is a 10-stall, four-restroom family locker room that allows families or special-needs members to change into bathing suits in private, while a common area includes lockers and a baby changing area.

Project Details

Architect: Kramer+Marks Architects; Ambler, Pa.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Carlton Pools; Warminster, Pa.
Construction Cost: $15 million
Square Feet: 80,000
Occupancy: November 2010

Access Ramps/Stairs: Carlton Pools

Basketball: Action Floor Systems LLC

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Inc.

Bleachers/Grandstands: Degler-Whiting

Cardiovascular Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Cardiovascular Equipment: Star Trac

Chemical Control Systems: Chemical Equipment Labs

Cleaners/Vacuums: Brock Enterprises

Deck/Basin Surface: Carlton Pools

Dehumidifiers: PoolPak International

Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic Inc.

Dryers: Maytag

Entertainment Systems: Cybex International Inc.

Entertainment Systems: Precor Incorporated

Entertainment Systems: Star Trac

Filtration Systems: Neptune-Benson Inc.

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring: Taraflex

Flooring, Aerobics: Action Floor Systems LLC

Flooring, Fitness Center: Everlast Sports Surfacing

Free-Weight Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Gutters: Carlton Pools

Heaters: Carlton Pools

Ladders/Grab Bars: Carlton Pools

Lane Markers: Recreonics Inc.

Lighting: Denny Electic Supply

Lighting: Denny Electric Supply

Lighting: Denny Electric Supply

Lockers: Scranton Products

Multipurpose: Mondo

Pre-Engineered Structures: Unadilla

Sanitization Systems: Chemical Equipment Labs

Saunas/Whirlpools: Carlton Pools

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Fair-Play Scoreboards

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products

Sound Systems: All Systems Audio & Video

Starting Blocks: S.R. Smith

Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.

Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Porter Athletic Inc.

Track: Mondo

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Porter Athletic Inc.

Wall Padding: CoverSports USA

Washers: Maytag

Water Play Features: Mazur