Jeffrey A. Raday, PE, President of McShane Construction Company, is pleased to announce that the firm recently completed the construction of the latest Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC) location in Park Ridge, Illinois, two months ahead of schedule.
The project represents the seventh assignment that McShane has completed on behalf of FFC. McShane also provided comprehensive construction services for several premier FFC locations in the West Loop, Gold Coast, Lakeview, Wrigleyville and South Loop neighborhoods of Chicago, as well as its signature facility at the former Chicago Mercantile Exchange building at Union Station.
FFC’s new full-service location is conveniently situated at the intersection of Cumberland and Touhy Avenues at 826 West Touhy Avenue, within steps of the Metra station and downtown district. The striking 67,000-square-foot building was constructed atop a cast-in-place concrete podium over a street-level parking lot. The exterior finishes enhance the contemporary design incorporating a stylish mix of masonry block, metal panels and aluminum curtains together with several terracotta and fiber cement rainscreens and glass curtainwalls.
FFC Park Ridge consists of two stories and a mezzanine level providing optimal space for a wide selection of fitness and social areas. Club members enjoy fully-outfitted general cardio and strength training spaces, group exercise rooms, and studios for Pilates, heated Yoga, Spin and other specialty classes, in addition to an indoor basketball court, six-lane lap pool and three-story indoor climbing wall.
The fitness center also features well-appointed locker room facilities, a Kids Club center, retail sports shop, café and day spa. Situated on the elevated exterior deck, a lounge, bar area and elegant sundeck surround a luxurious outdoor recreational pool.
“Infill sites can present a unique set of scheduling, delivery and safety challenges. McShane’s right mix of expertise in recreational construction, coupled with our long-standing relationship and experience with FFC, resulted in the early delivery of this dynamic assignment,” remarked Raday.
McShane completed all sitework for FFC Park Ridge including landscaping, sidewalks and surface parking for 260 vehicles. Antunovich Associates provided the architectural services.