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SSYMCA Holds Grand Opening – Callahan CM

Paul Gorman, president of South Shore YMCA and Patrick Callahan,pPresident of Callahan, Inc.

Paul Gorman, president of South Shore YMCA and Patrick Callahan, president of Callahan, Inc.

Quincy, MA –  The new Quincy South Shore YMCA (SSYMCA) facility recently held its grand opening ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new state-of-the-art facility.

Callahan, Inc. of Bridgewater provided construction management and site development services for the new YMCA.

Members of the Callahan  team joined Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch, SSYMCA leaders and staff, project donors and members of the public at the event.

The Coddington Street location in Quincy officially opened its doors to members in December 2013. The new $30 million facility is located at the same address as the previous building.

The two-story, 118,000sf facility now includes a two pool aquatics center, multipurpose gymnasium with multiple courts, health and well-being center, early learning center, a full-day childcare center, classrooms and meeting rooms, outdoor playground, group exercise studios, field house, turf field, running track, locker rooms (including family lockers rooms), sauna rooms and administrative and support spaces.

The facility includes a number of sustainable and green, design initiatives. “We’ve incorporated the use of porous pavement, energy-reducing LED site-lighting and a waste recycling program into the site design,” said Patrick Callahan, president of Callahan, Inc.

The finalized facility includes expanded parking areas and a vehicular drop-off area adjacent to the main building entrance. It also features pedestrian sidewalks, crosswalks, handicap accessible ramps, and a loading dock and waste disposal/recycling enclosure. Significant site and perimeter landscaping were also complete as part of the overall redesign.