Concord University’s Towers Residence Halls Undergoing Renovations
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CONCORD UNIVERSITY’S TOWERS RESIDENCE HALLS
ATHENS, W.Va. – The Towers Residence Halls at Concord University are undergoing extensive renovations.
The North and South Towers residence halls were built in 1968 and consist of 173,500 square feet. Among the work being completed is demolition of building exterior wall panels; thermal-moisture protection; new interior finishes; new windows; new bathrooms; upgrades in mechanical and electrical systems including the addition of air conditioning for the residence hall rooms; elevator renovation and updating; new roofs; and, a state-of-the-art Wi-Fi network.
The project to renovate the facilities was kicked off in a ceremony on April 22, 2016 in conjunction with Concord’s Founders’ Day Festival. The projected completion date is October 2017.
“We are at the beginning of the project. Scaffolding has been erected and the first work area has been encased in plastic to allow work crews to operate in bad weather and reduce mess to the project zone. Outside wall demolition and removal is underway and progressing on schedule,” said Rick Dillon, Concord University Vice President of Administration and Associate Dean of Students.
“When completed, each student living space in the Towers will offer an updated bathroom and foyer area complete with new shower and sinks. New flooring and heat/air conditioner units are being installed in each space,” he said. “Double pane windows will replace original single pane units and all bedrooms will be painted. Each residence hall will also receive elevator and IT upgrades to include the latest version of Wi-Fi networking.”
Silling Associates, based in Charleston, W.Va., is the architectural firm for the renovation project.
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