Dennis Mires Architects
Nashua, NH– Fulcrum Associates of Amherst has completed renovation of the former Nashua YMCA for immediate use as a new medical center for the Southern N.H. Health System.
The premier new medical offices are located at 17 Prospect Street, just down the street from the main campus, providing much needed expansion for their diverse group of medical practitioners desiring close proximity to the main hospital campus.
Fulcrum Associates began the renovation of the former YMCA in late summer of 2011 and the completed building was fully occupied in November of 2012. The project design called for a complete gut and renovation of the predominantly cast in place concrete structure, the demolition of an approximately 9,000sf single story wing, the complete re-configuration of the site and a new two story addition constructed along the West end of the building that includes waiting areas, elevators and a circulation core punctuated by a prominent entrance canopy. No component of the building was left untouched, from basement to roof the entire envelope was re-developed for energy efficiency and the exterior received aesthetic treatments to resemble the main hospital palette of finishes.
Additional square footage was accomplished by infilling floor decks at the mid-level of the two gymnasiums and the swimming pool as well as decking over the swimming pool itself. The building also received completely new state of the art energy efficient electrical and mechanical systems and controls adding to patient comfort for years to come. Other features of the building include an emergency generator and a common area dining café.
Fulcrum Associates of Amherst partnered with Dennis Mires The Architects P.A. of Manchester for the project, site engineering was prepared by Hayner & Swanson of Nashua.
The 1963 YMCA time capsule, removed from one of the buildings pillars, was incorporated into the new entrance walkway as tribute to the longtime neighbor of the hospital.
Southern New Hampshire Health System purchased the property as part of a multi-party transaction that allowed the YMCA to construct a new facility adjacent to Stello’s stadium which they took occupancy of in the spring of 2011. The approximately 68,000sf. renovated facility houses some of the area’s most established and trusted specialists, including: Foundation Foot & Ankle Medicine/Surgery, Granite State Orthopedic Surgery, Nashua Rheumatology, Rockingham Orthopedic Associates, Spine & Brain Center of New England, Victory Sports Medicine and Southern New Hampshire Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services.