As the communities surrounding the Abbington and Hatboro area YMCAs grew in recent years, the aging The YMCA facilities were becoming obsolete. The Philadelphia Area YMCA set out to create a facility that could be enjoyed by all members of the community regardless of age while also providing a wide variety of activities.
The site of the new YMCA formerly held a children’s day camp that had been abandoned and left to deteriorate. The JJ White team had to clear the over 40-acre site of trash, glass, dilapidated structures, and other potentially hazardous materials. YMCA leaders also wanted to open the facility by the start of 2020, creating a logistical schedule challenge.
JJ White maintained an aggressive schedule in order to complete the job. The structural glass facade design envelopes an elevated mezzanine running track, atrium, offices with high end finishes, flex classrooms, studios, lounges, gymnasium, swimming pools, locker rooms, and steam rooms. JJ White also installed full Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing systems with integrated climate/humidity control systems, JJ White also completed sitework including the parking lots and landscaping.
The Willow Grove YMCA was completed on-time, within budget, and with zero OSHA recordables. The Willow Grove Community now enjoys this full-fledged, modern YMCA that will help the area continue to grow.