October 2022

During the past weeks, the building project has progressed with the installation of cold formed metal framing. All concrete has been poured with the exceptions of Stairs 1 and 2. Fireproofing and thermal insulated coating is complete throughout the building, making room for M/E/P/FP trades to make progress with their work. Lastly, the first phase of the parking lot project is complete and was turned over for public use in early September.


 

September 2022

Hello Springfield College,

Welcome back to campus!! We are excited for everyone to see the progress we have made over the summer! The new Health Sciences Center’s steel structure is nearing completion and the new parking lot is looking great. As we continue to make progress there will be necessary disruptions to our current traffic and pedestrian patterns. Please check out our social media channels and the Health Sciences Center webpage.

Beginning on September 1, 2022 the new Commuter parking lots on the east side of campus will be partially opened for permit parking use. Pedestrian routes have also changed. The updated information and the map provided below will be helpful to you: 

  • The construction perimeter fence will continue to enclose the construction area.
  • Sheffield St. will remain closed from Alden St. to Shillingford St. 
  • The Commuter North Lot # 9 will be open for Commuter permit parking. The entrance to this lot is from Eastern Ave. and Portsmouth St. 
  • The Commuter South Lot #5 will be open for Faculty/Staff and Commuter permit parking. The entrance to this lot is from Eastern Ave. and Portsmouth St. 
  • The Public Safety building will remain open. Parking for Public Safety is in Commuter South Lot #5.
  • Pedestrian access to the Public Safety building will be routed on Shillingsford St. and Portsmouth St. A temporary walkway will be added to connect Shillingsford St. to Commuter South Lot #9.
  • The Facilities Management Building and Dance Studio will be open and accessible from the North East entrance.
  • The Wilbraham Lot # 4 will remain open and available for Faculty and Staff permit parking.
  • Pedestrian walkways to Commuter North Parking Lot #5 will be routed along Alden St. A temporary walkway will be added to connect Alden St to Commuter North Lot #5.
  • Pedestrian walkways to Commuter South Parking Lot #9 will be routed along Shillingsford St, through Facilities Parking Lot #3, through Wilbraham Parking Lot #4 to the crosswalk at Wilbraham Ave. Sidewalks on the west side of Wilbraham will remain closed.

Sincerely, 

Kevin Roy
Director of Facilities Management


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


 

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

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.