November 18, 2013

Marlborough Builds New Senior Center

CTA Construction of Waltham has been selected to build the new senior center at Ward Park in Marlborough.

The new $6.4 million, one and two-story, 22,000 sf. center will feature a large multi-purpose room as well as administrative offices, a library, a computer room, kitchen, and dedicated space for games, fitness, arts and crafts. All these spaces are designed to be flexible in order to accommodate a variety of programs and functions for seniors and the community. A new 70-space parking lot will also be added to facilitate parking for seniors and visitors to the center. Infrastructure improvements to the park will include drainage as well as a walking path. Future plan to refurbish the existing basketball and tennis courts, and a multisport playing field and track is in the works. The location of the senior center to Ward Park will allow classes to be held outdoors as well as in the building. When completed, seniors will have the option to take gardening classes outdoors, or exercise on the new walking path. The flexibility of the interior spaces, as well as the availability of outdoor amenities, will allow the center to offer programs that are not available to seniors at the current building. CTA Construction will be working jointly with the project designer, Courtstreet Architects of Newton, Massachusetts, a design firm that specializes in senior citizen centers, municipal and community-based buildings; and owner’s project manager, Collaborative Partners.

CTA Construction Co, Inc., is an award-winning construction management and general contracting firm with a history of excellence in building commercial, residential, academic, civic, retail, and hospitality facilities. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, CTA Construction's portfolio includes construction projects valued at over $950 million. CTA was the builder for the expansion and renovation of the Harvard Public Library, and numerous municipal and public work facilities. The firm is currently constructing the new Dracut Town Hall and other academic facilities across Massachusetts.