Hamel Recreation Expansion/Renovation Project
For years, students, faculty, staff and the community have expressed the need for more space in the recreation center. To inform the development of the scope of this project, feedback was gathered from surveys, focus groups, open forums, Residence Hall Association, Student Senate and Graduate Student Senate. Additional data from peer institutions and national standards were incorporated as well.
Expansion Update December 5, 2016:
The Hamel Recreation Center will be closing at 5pm on December 18 to finish the construction of the renovated HRC. The HRC will reopen in time for the Spring Semester. Follow UNH Campus Recreation on social media for pictures & updates.
Expansion Update August 28, 2016:
The Hamel Recreation Center Expansion is now open (August 29th at 6am). Completion of the project coming January 2017.
Expansion Update August 23, 2016:
Fitness Hours at the Field House ended on Friday, August 19th to begin employee training. Follow us on social media for more info on the opening of the new HRC.
Expansion Update May 4, 2016:
The next phase of the Hamel Recreation Center (HRC) renovation and expansion project begins after Commencement. Until now, there has been minimal disruption to activity space during the first 14 months of construction. The next three months will have a significant impact.
August - HRC's addition will open (follow us on social media for details)
August - Existing Locker Rooms and 2 Studio re-opens
January - Renovated existing HRC re-opens
Your patience and understanding during this time is greatly appreciated. This short term disruption will allow for construction to continue so the entire project can be complete for January.
- Increased Fitness Space
- Large Multi-Activity Court
- Additional Social & Gathering Space
- 1/10 mile Suspended Track
- Wellness Space & Instructional Kitchen
- Interior/Exterior Renovations To Exisiting Facility
Read the Guest Column feature by Wayne Hughes in Recreation Management Magazine - Out of the Stone Age: Flexible Design Crucial to Recreation Facilities (click on the image below)
Budget: Total Budget: $35.5 million.
Expansion: $30 million.
Deferred Maintenance: $5.5 million.