Windover Rallies Community to Complete Classroom Reno

| August 11, 2017

Gloucester, MA – Windover Construction announced the completion of a classroom renovation and reconfiguration project at the Wellspring House Education Center.

Celebrating the ribbon cutting of the Community Education Center

The space was transformed from one large classroom into a multiroom suite including foyer, computer lab, conference room, galley kitchen, and working office space, complete with a separate entrance at Wellspring’s Veronese Community Education Center, home to its Adult Learning Initiative (ALI).

The center now offers the ability for students to attend class, use computers for job searches and resume preparation, and receive career and educational counseling, initiatives central to Wellspring’s mission of assisting families with homelessness prevention and shelter.

The project team included Roy Spittle Associates, JP Campbell, Paglia Plastering, Kaloutas Painting, Messina’s Flooring, Timberline Enterprises, and Lee Pasture Farm.

Windover worked closely with architectural firm Ebben Creek of Essex to fine-tune the project design.

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As part of the preconstruction planning, Windover also led grassroots outreach to local trade partners who could help execute the design plan through donated time, supplies, or professional services provided at cost. Windover managed the fast-track renovation and guided the process to meet Wellspring’s objectives on all fronts – from scheduling and budgeting to programming.

Also, a crew of Windover volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help out with a variety of assignments, such as painting, cleaning, and installing a kitchenette, to put the finishing touches on the project.

“We are thrilled with the new space and thankful to Windover Construction for their fine work,” said Julie Bishop, chair of the Wellspring House Board of Trustees. “The renovation beautifully meets Wellspring’s expanded programming needs providing small meeting spaces for students and teachers and for those working with the WERC program.”

“Wellspring approached our team for guidance based on our longstanding relationship with the organization,” said Windover CEO and President Lee Dellicker. “They had a need to update their space to better support their programming, but did not quite know where to start. We established early concepts and estimates for the space to ensure that we could achieve their vision while maintaining careful stewardship of their available funding. This effort is a testament to how many hands coming together can make such a big impact for an important community organization.”

 

 

 

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