Worcester Sports Complex in the News

November 3rd, 2016

November 3, 2016 – Ground broke on the 100,000-square foot Worcester Sports Complex in May. With construction well underway, the complex is expected to open in August 2017. It will have two full-size ice rinks, an athletic training and conditioning center, locker rooms, meeting spaces, pro-shop and other retail and entertainment concessions.

The building is clad in flush metal panel and anodized aluminum curtain wall to express a more sophisticated, modern urban take on a traditional, pre-engineered metal building. The entry tower, lit by LED edge lighting, will be visible from the highway and will signal enhanced activity in the neighborhood. With over 40,000 sf of retail tenant space, the Sports Center is intended not only as a premier ice rink destination but also a beacon for commercial business. A key component of the design was to include large glass facades on three sides of the building, so that the retail and commercial tenants each have a “window on the street” and an opportunity to participate in the activity of the neighborhood.

Click on New England Real Estate Journal to read their article.

New England Sports Village Under Construction

August 11th, 2016

16-0811 New England Sports Village Construction Visit

August 11, 2016 – Regular visits to the construction site are now the norm for LLB’s team with construction of the first phase of the 400,000-square foot New England Sports Village well underway. This phase will see the completion of a facility with two regulation size NHL hockey rinks and a 120 foot by 65-foot studio rink. The facility will also have strength and conditioning training and restaurant spaces. Ultimately, the sports complex will consist of multiple buildings for a diverse range of sports including a regulation size MLS soccer field, four regulation size NBA basketball courts, an aquatic facility housing an Olympic-size swimming pool, and a 125-room hotel.

For some additional news coverage of the project, please click here.

Essex Sports Center Starts to Take Shape

July 26th, 2016

16-0726 - Essex Sports Center Site Visit

July 26, 2016 – The Essex Sports Center is under construction in Middleton, Massachusetts. The center will have two ice rinks, one turf field, and a fitness center plus the ancillary spaces needed to support these functions. LLB teams have been visiting the site on a regular basis since the site work and construction started in the Spring.