Work Underway to Renovate HCC Campus Center


Holyoke, MA – Walsh Brothers, Inc. has been selected to renovate the main Campus Center building at Holyoke Community College (HCC).

With an estimated construction cost of $30 million, the scope of the project is to renovate and reconfigure the existing exterior envelope, provide new entryways, building systems, and a comprehensive renovation to the interior spaces.

“The updated, state-of-the-art Campus Center will serve as the new main entrance and welcome center for the college, which is something we’ve never had before,” said HCC’s long-time president, Bill Messner. “It will in many ways give the school a new feel and entry point.”

“In addition to offering administrators, faculty, and students an elaborate makeover, our work will solve persistent moisture infiltration issues that have been plaguing the building for 35+ years,” said, Richard Walsh, president and CEO of Walsh Brothers.

Preconstruction management services are underway, and construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2017. Walsh Brothers is working in close collaboration with Holyoke Community College, Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), HKT Architects, Inc., and state and local community representatives to deliver this important and highly visible Campus Center project.