Salisbury School required new athletic facilities to promote their students in their physical and competitive growth and development. Out of this need, the Flood Athletic Center was born to house Salisbury’s athletic and recreational space under one roof. Built on a tight site surrounded by wetlands, the new 95,000-square-foot building houses hockey, squash, and basketball functions. The brick and glass exterior has energized the campus and created an inviting building for athletes. A concourse-level racetrack design connects all athletic facilities functionally and visually by providing clear views into all athletic and public spaces. A mural memorializing all Salisbury sports programs wraps the length of the concourse.
As Construction Manager, Newfield worked closely with the Salisbury School, the Owner’s Representative, and the designer to anticipate and solve problems before they impacted the budget and schedule. Initially, Newfield realized the critical nature of steel fabrication and delivery and worked closely with the team to ensure its timely installation. We assisted the architect in identifying steel details and worked closely with the fabrication shop to ensure their sequencing plan adhered to the project’s schedule. Another potentially major issue occurred halfway through construction. Salisbury decided they did not want the hockey rink installed on an existing slab as designed. Newfield accommodated this change with minimal schedule impact and established a new foundation with a heating/cooling system.
Facility features include:
- Olympic-size hockey rink
- Two full-size basketball courts
- Eight squash courts
- Two weight room/fitness centers
- Host and guest locker rooms
- Training room with three whirlpools
- Wrestling room
- Hall of Fame Room for receptions and hockey viewing