Manchester, NH – Construction is well underway for a new 42,000sf, two-story Athletic & Wellness Center at The Derryfield School, a private day school for grades 6-12 offering competitive athletics, challenging academic programs, fine and performing arts, and a wide array of extracurricular activities.
This new facility, representing Phase 1 of a comprehensive campus master plan, will house the school’s relocated basketball courts, locker rooms, weight room, and offices for the athletic director and trainers.
In addition to this new building, other improvements during this first phase will include the renovation and expansion of classrooms and lab spaces in the existing upper school building and the relocation of the school’s existing tennis courts to a new site located across from the main campus on North River Road. Improved parking facilities and vehicle and pedestrian circulation routes throughout the campus are also part of the first phase.
Cowan Goudreau Architects of Concord designed the new center to complement the school’s existing facilities, with a shingle-clad exterior and multilevel footprint stepped into the sloping topography of the site.
TFMoran of Bedford provided civil/site design, structural design, permitting, landscape architecture, and surveying services for the project.
The general contractor, Eckman Construction, anticipates a fall 2019 completion.