Estimating Construction Costs for Renovations and New Construction
Halford Busby provided construction cost estimates on the renovation of the 49-year-old Bob Gilmore Senior Center in Killeen, Texas. The center was previously condemned. The project encompasses renovating approximately 18,000 square feet and new construction of approximately 3,300 square feet. Construction costs are expected to be ~$7.4 million.
On the exterior, the client wanted to add visual interest for an updated, modern look. The transformed building will include multi-purpose banquet facilities, administrative space, a lobby and reception area, exercise rooms, meeting rooms and a second gym. Public corridors connecting the meeting rooms with the lobby will be added so guests won’t be required to walk through the gym to navigate the building. Other new features will include:
- A covered porte-cochere for an entrance dedicated for senior citizens’ easy entry,
- Additional restrooms,
- A theatre,
- Pickle ball courts,
- Covered outdoor seating,
- Space for billiards, card playing and computer use, and
- A Wellness Room that will allow guests to receive health consultations.
While the facility was previously known as a place for senior citizens to gather, the expansion and renovation will encourage locals of all ages to use the rebranded Killeen Community Center. The community is excited about the opportunity this brings to develop mentoring relationships across generations. The grand opening of the center is expected in August 2024.