Work In Progress Construction updates.
» Field House is on schedule
The Adkins Field House is a 52,000 square foot building that will house weight rooms, training and meeting rooms, coaches offices and athletic administration offices in one location to create a conducive environment for student athletes to study, train and practice. Construction on the $12 million facility is on schedule and should be completed by next summer.
» Academic classroom/office building approved
The CCU Board of Trustees recently approved a 46,000-square-foot building that will provide classroom and faculty office space for the growing institution. The four-story, $11 million building will house large and small classrooms on the first two floors and a total of 110 offices on the top floors. Groundbreaking is planned for summer 2011 with an expected completion in fall 2012. The project will be funded by revenue from the penny sales tax instituted last year for education-related construction. The plans must first be approved by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, the S.C. Joint Bond Review Committee and the S.C. Budget and Control Board before being implemented.
» Information Commons to add 18,000 square feet to Kimbel Library
Coastal Carolina University's Board of Trustees recently approved naming the proposed Information Commons addition to Kimbel Library in honor of the Rebecca R. Bryan Family. The late Miss Bryan, who died in 1999, bequeathed more than $1.8 million to Coastal Carolina University for building projects relating to humanities programs. The Information Commons will add an 18,000-square-foot area to Kimbel Library that will serve as a study/reference/tutorial center for students.
The $6 million project, which also includes renovation of the front entrance and interior improvements, is expected to be completed by June 2011.