Wellmark YMCA

For years, the YMCA of Greater Des Moines has looked at renovating the current Riverfront YMCA. Instead, following a historic land swap with Polk County and Wellmark, the YMCA renovated the Polk County Convention Complex into the new Wellmark YMCA. Graham was selected as the General Contractor to provide pre-construction and construction services.

The 140,000 square foot existing Convention Center was completely renovated and includes a gym, indoor track, racquetball and handball courts, indoor cycling center, wellness center, as well as locker rooms and administration offices. Also, a 40,000 square foot building addition shell was constructed to accommodate a new state of the art 50 meter pool with seating and amenities to host major aquatic events, which is to be completed in Phase II of the project.

Project Owner: YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Architect: Architects Smith Metzger
Graham Construction Role: Pre-Construction Services, Construction Manager at Risk
Project Description: 140,000 SF Renovation and 40,000 SF Addition
Project Cost: Phase I: $22,000,000
Schedule: December 2013 to June 2015

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