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The Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is getting a new gym to the tune of $12,894,000 and it's set to be done in May of 2013.
The Charleston firm Hightower Construction Co. won the firm-fixed-price contract for the multi-story building that is to be an LEED certified gold energy-efficient building.
According to the award announcement the building will be a "steel-framed building, precast concrete exterior wall system; with a standing seam metal roof, gymnasium, utilities, parking, site improvements, built-in equipment requirements, access, asbestos abatement, demolition, and anti-terrorism/force protection."
You can read more about the solicitation on a Navy website and The Island Packet procured a rendering of the building plan.
Update April 28: Some seven months after the contract was awarded, major structural construction of the $12.9 million fitness center has come to an end.
The Island Packet has a construction update; read it here.
The fitness center is still on track to open this time next year.