Plans for Raider Center at Seminole State move forward with BOT approval

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Written by: Kimberly Allen

Photo: Renovations are underway for Sanford/Lake Mary Campus building H, which will become the new Raider Center. Renderings by Gilbane, Inc. 

Plans for a wellness center at Seminole State College of Florida’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus are moving forward. The final phase of construction is underway for the renovation of building H, which will become the new Raider Center. At its board meeting Monday, Jan. 27, the Seminole State College Board of Trustees approved the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for the project at $5,776,166 within the overall $8 million budget for the center.

The Raider Center will accommodate the needs of Raider Athletics and include spaces for wellness/fitness activities including a basketball court. 

Gilbane, Inc. will serve as the contractor and developed the scope of the project in tandem with their design-build team, Borrelli + Partners, Inc. alongside Seminole State College.

The 40-year-old building H has been vacant since 2015. With renovations, the reconfigured 26,000-square-foot space will accommodate the needs of Seminole State Raider Athletics and the wellness/fitness needs of the College’s students, faculty and staff.

When complete, the Raider Center will feature areas for functional training, campus recreation and athlete weight training, a basketball court, locker rooms, offices and meeting space. The renovated facility is set to open in November.

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