A new wellness center on the campus of Worcester State University in Worcester MA will replace the old gymnasium built in 1958 Rendering by Architectural Resources Cambridge

A new wellness center on the campus of Worcester State University in Worcester, MA, will replace the old gymnasium built in 1958. Rendering by Architectural Resources Cambridge.

$52 Million Wellness Center under Construction at Worcester State University

The 101,000-square-foot wellness center at Worcester State University is scheduled to open in 2016.

Worcester State University in Worcester, MA, is building a 101,000-square-foot Wellness Center to replace a gymnasium facility constructed in 1958.

The $52 million center will have a competition gymnasium with a seating capacity of 1,500; a two-court, multi-purpose gymnasium, an elevated running track, a two-floor fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights; exercise and rooms for aerobics, dancing and yoga; a golf simulator; a snack bar; and classrooms, offices and community space.

Construction began in the fall, and the center is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2016. In February, university officials signed a ceremonial beam as part of a topping-off ceremony for the project. President Barry M. Maloney thanked those who have been instrumental in getting the building to the milestone, including the construction workers who have continued to work through the onslaught of snowstorms that have blanketed the Northeast.

The designer of the facility is Architectural Resources Cambridge.

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