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The Lookout | March 26, 2017

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LCC locker rooms get awaited renovation

LCC locker rooms get awaited renovation
The Lookout

By Aaron Wilton
Associate Editor

Construction in the Gannon Building began during Thanksgiving break and is finally nearing completion for the men’s and women’s locker rooms.

These new renovations are being done to the existing locker rooms on Gannon’s second floor. The work includes new bathrooms, sinks and handicap-accessible showers.

According to Public Relations Director Devon Bradley, the locker rooms are available to all students, staff and faculty, not just Fitness Center members or student athletes.

The project has an expected completion date of March 17, according to Robyn Ashley, secretary for the administrative services and physical plant office.

Jeff Montgomery, a long-time fitness class instructor at LCC, said the locker room upgrades are much needed.

“(The Gannon) Building opened in the fall of 1975,” Montgomery said. “January of ’76 was when a lot of the stuff started being used.”

He said these are the first renovations to be made to the locker rooms since they were first constructed.

“It’s a partial renovation to bring things up to code as much as they can,” Montgomery said.

He described which fixtures have been updated, saying that new lockers were not part of the budget for this round of revamping.

“The restrooms are now handicap accessible,” he said. “They actually did the showers (around Thanksgiving); they replaced the shower poles.”

Montgomery said there have been talks of further renovations in the locker rooms, including new lockers, but no firm timeline or promises are in place.

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