Will Hodges, President of Cadence McShane Construction Company, is pleased to announce the firm has completed the North Lake Natatorium Renovation. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on November 6, 2017.
Cadence McShane was selected by Irving Independent School District (ISD) as the construction manager at risk for the renovation of the existing natatorium at North Lake College in Irving, Texas. The facility is shared by Irving ISD, the Dallas County Community College District, North Lake College and the City of Irving. Originally, the North Lake Natatorium opened in 1985. In October of 2013, it was reported by the Dallas Morning News that North Lake College would close the facility in 2020 and leave Irving with only one indoor pool. The City of Irving and Irving ISD met with North Lake College and convinced them to not only keep it open, but to renovate it.
The $7 million project consisted of removing the current fabric, pressure-inflated roof structure of the pool facility and replacing it with a permanent roof structure, installing HVAC systems and updating the pool area equipment. The team at Cadence McShane produced value engineering options during the preconstruction phase and reduced the final cost of the project by nearly 8%.
“Cadence McShane crafted a strategic construction plan and delivered a quality project under budget and on time for Irving ISD. Knowing how many people in the community count on using the natatorium, we knew the project needed to be completed with no complications,” stated Hodges.
The North Lake Natatorium is the only Olympic-size pool in Irving and is used by Irving ISD, USA Swim Club and other local schools for swim team practices and competitions. It is also conveniently located in North Irving which is home to the Pirouettes of Texas synchronized swim team. The community uses the pool for swim lessons, water aerobics classes and other recreational events. The new pool features 25 yard/meter lap lanes, locker rooms including shower and toilet facilities, a special needs chair lift and special needs entry/exit ramps.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony included students from Thomas Haley Elementary School as well as performances by swimmers from Pirouettes of Texas. Students in the national award-winning hospitality and culinary program at Singley Academy helped to prepare and serve refreshments for the ceremony.