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Work In Progress Construction updates.

Chaucey Work in Progress
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  • » Athletics plans to expand Brooks Stadium

    Plans are moving forward to expand Brooks Stadium at a cost not to exceed $38 million. The expansion is being planned in response to the recent announcement that CCU’s athletic programs will join the Sun Belt Conference, effective July 1, 2016.

    The design, by Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects partnered with Heery International, will increase the seating capacity at Brooks Stadium to meet NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) requirements.

    Better entrances and exits, more concession stands and additional seats will be added to the stadium. The expansion plan will also include more restrooms, more amenities and will improve how people are shuttled to the stadium from parking lots.

    The expansion of the football stadium is part of Coastal Carolina’s upcoming move to the Sun Belt Conference and its corresponding move from the NCAA’s second-tiered Football Championship Subdivision to the top-tiered Football Bowl Subdivision.

  • » Atheneum Hall ramp is being constructed

    Construction of a new service/handicap ramp at Atheneum Hall will begin Monday, Jan. 11. During construction, a portion of the J parking lot located beside Atheneum Hall will be closed off. Construction is expected to take up to four weeks. 

  • » Cul-de-sacs are being installed on Chanticleer Drive

    Over the Christmas holiday break, construction began on two cul-de-sacs on Chanticleer Drive. One is located near the HTC pond between Brittain Hall and the Wall Building. The other is close to the existing location of the bus stop at the Wall Building and the Woods Pavilion.

    There will be no daily vehicular traffic in the area between the gates after construction is completed. This will allow students, faculty, staff and visitors to walk freely through this area.

    For emergency situations, gates were installed inside the cul-de-sacs that can be activated to open if emergency vehicles need to pass into the area.

    The rendering gives you an idea of the placement of the cul-de-sacs. Faculty/staff will still have access to the gated lots near the Brittain and Wall buildings.

    The original intent in the master plan was to create a “pedestrian-friendly campus.” This is one of the additional initiatives designed to move the campus in that direction.

    Also over the holidays, a raised crosswalk was installed at the traffic light at Baxley Hall and Wheelwright Auditorium.

  • » Outdoor notification speakers added on campus

    Coastal Carolina University has added a mass notification system (MNS) and added an indoor and outdoor notification capability. The new system has been tested and will include multiple tones and voice messages broadcast through high-powered speakers on four poles erected throughout the main campus.

    Carissa A. Medeiros, emergency management director, will be sending out additional information about the system in the future.

  • » Science II is coming along

    During the spring of 2016, construction on the Science II will be completed. This building will be 71,150 square feet and will serve as the final addition to a three-building complex (including the Smith Science Center and Swain Science Hall) that will house most of the activities of the College of Science at Coastal Carolina University.

    Science II will include 30 teaching and research spaces, 10 lab preparatory rooms, two graduate student rooms, a seminar room, a conference room, an animal facility, four information technology service rooms, an aquarium, a roof terrace, several specialized storage rooms and 60 faculty offices. 

  • » Singleton renovations are on schedule

    Here is a photo of the Singleton Building in 1962, just prior to its opening in 1963. While the exterior of the building looks the same, the surroundings do not. The inside of Singleton has changed over time as well. Classrooms and the library once took up majority of the space, and up until this past summer, administration and other department offices occupied the building.

    Singleton has been undergoing renovation since summer 2015. By the end of the summer, the building will open with a refurbished interior, elevator system, ADA upgrades, new electrical/plumbing systems and additional updated features. Singleton is the oldest building on campus.