In the process of updating the district’s facilities, South-Western City Schools hired Schorr Architects, Inc. to advise them on how to proceed with either upgrading the visitors’ football bleachers at Grove City High School or replacing them completely. The existing structure did not meet current safety codes and the concrete foundation supporting the bleacher frames was very small in comparison to current building requirements. The original bleacher also lacked handicap access.
After comparing the cost for new verses upgrading, the district decided to move forward with replacing the bleacher with a new 2,000 seat structure. Schorr Architects developed a cost effective angle frame bleacher assembly solution for the new project which was advertised and bid the first week of February 2015. Farnham Equipment Company was the turnkey contractor for the new bleacher project which included removal of the original bleachers, extensive concrete site work, landscaping, fencing and electrical site-work.
The demolition started and was complete in February and at that point it was a waiting game until the ground thawed and dried out enough to complete the concrete site-work. The new National Recreation Systems, Inc. 15 row x 235’-6” elevated bleacher includes ADA seating with a total net seating capacity of 1988. The bleacher shipped in early May and was substantially complete by early June, well ahead of the project deadline.
Tony Schorr, AIA of Schorr Architects shared,
“We found Farnham Equipment Company to be very knowledgeable and responsive not only during construction but also during design. They provided a very competitive price and with the wet spring weather still completed the project ahead of schedule.”
Grove City High School Visitors’ Bleacher Before:
Grove City High School Visitors’ Bleacher Construction & Completion: