Bensalem, PA

Owner: Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Architect: McGillin Architecture, Inc.

Formerly a Beer Distributing Warehouse, this 21,000 sq. ft. industrial shell was purchased by Holy Ghost Preparatory School in 2015 and was being used for several sports and activities until formal renovation plans got underway.

The Holt Activities Center involved a complete overhaul of the existing structure along with a few structural additions including a new entrance for the students and guests. An open-space auditorium with the addition of a raised stage is a primary use of the building featuring acoustical absorbent & reflective
panels for various musical & theater productions. A 7,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose gymnasium is now available for students and will primarily host basketball, track & field events, a state-of-the-art ERG room for crew training, and various other sports. The large structural columns along the gymnasium ceiling were strategically replaced to allow for an open floor plan and to accommodate sporting events. Additional renovations included a music & arts room, bathrooms, exercise/gym equipment room and storage space.

Construction began in April 2017 and lasted 9 months.