May 2022

May has been off to a great start with foundation walls and the start of interior footings and underground conduits in the parking lots. We will finish the interior foundations, move on to underground utilities in the building and prep for slab on grade.


HSC Project Lot Closure Notice
May 18, 2022

Dear Springfield College Faculty, Staff, and Students,

As the new Health Sciences Center project moves forward, we will periodically share updates and information regarding the project and the impact on parking and access to campus. In addition to email updates of our progress, we will also share this information through our social media channels, signage in front of the building and on neighboring streets, and the Health Sciences Center webpage. With the project slated for completion in fall of 2023, there will be a number of opportunities to celebrate milestones toward construction and opening; but between now and then, there will be necessary disruptions to our current traffic and pedestrian patterns. 

On May 18th, site expansion will begin. During this phase of the project:

  • The perimeter fence will be extended to enclose the expanding work area. This is a necessary step to assure safety. 
  • Sheffield St. will continue to be closed from Alden St. to Portsmouth St. The contractor will maintain the posted signage that will alert local traffic.
  • Commuter Parking Lot #9 will be closed. Those who currently park in Lot #9 will be asked to park in Lot #2 or Lot #15. 
  • The Public Safety building will remain open but Portsmouth St. will be closed. All traffic to the Public Safety building will be routed along Shillingford St. The entrance to the Public Safety parking lot is relocated to Shillingford St.
  • Pedestrian access to and from Public Safety will be routed on Sheffield St. A temporary walkway will be added to connect Lot 4 to the south parking area of Facilities building and Sheffield St. See pedestrian routes on plan below.
  • The north entrance to the Facilities building will be closed. Please access the Facilities building and the Dance Studio from the south entrance.
  • The north end of Lot 4 will be closed. The south end of Lot 4 will remain open and available for Faculty and Staff parking.

We are doing everything we can to ensure smooth transitions as we progress through the various phases of this project. Thank you for your patience as we construct the future of Springfield College. 

 

Sincerely, 

Kevin Roy
Office of Facilities
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April 2022

April was an exciting month for the new Health Sciences Center. We mobilized to site and started footings to support the building’s foundation This was followed by concrete pouring of walls and installation of underground drainage structures. We are moving on to foundation walls and underground utilities.


Updates on the Health Science Center

March 1, 2022

Dear Springfield College Faculty, Staff, and Students,

As the new Health Sciences Center project moves forward, we will periodically share updates and information regarding the project and the impact on parking and access to campus. In addition to email updates of our progress, we will also share this information through our social media channels, signage in front of the building and on neighboring streets, and the Health Sciences Center webpage. With the project slated for completion in fall of 2023, there will be a number of opportunities to celebrate milestones toward construction and opening; but between now and then, there will be necessary disruptions to our current traffic and pedestrian patterns. 

On March 14th, site preparation will begin. During this phase of the project:

  • A fence will be placed around the entire construction site. This is a necessary step to assure safety. 
  • Parking Lot #3 (Facilities Lot) will be closed. Those who currently park in Lot #3 will be asked to park in Lot #2 or Lot #4. 
  • Sheffield St. will be closed from Alden St. to Portsmouth St. The contractor will post the appropriate signage that will alert local traffic of these changes.
  • Commuter Parking Lot #9 and Public Safety will remain open, but traffic to these areas will be re-routed with appropriate signage installed. All traffic to these areas will be routed heading north on Sheffield St. The entrance to Lot #9 will be relocated to Portsmouth St.
  • Pedestrian access to and from Public Safety and commuter Lot #9 will begin on Alden St. (see attached plan below).

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The new parking lot project is well underway with Phase 1 opening in a few months. We are doing everything we can to ensure smooth transitions as we progress through the various phases of this project. Thank you for your patience as we construct the future of Springfield College. 

Sincerely, 

Kevin Roy
Office of Facilities