Office of the Physical Plant: Bishop Hall, Harrison Ice Rink to be Renovated

Over the summer, the Office of the Physical Plant (OPP) will perform a total of 50 construction projects that range in cost from $10,000 to nearly $6 million on the Andover campus. The largest and most expensive project will be a renovation of Bishop Hall, which will receive a full interior facelift for the first time since 1996. According to Larry Muench, Director of Facilities, changes will be made to the heating, electrical and lighting systems. Bathrooms, student rooms and faculty apartments will also be renovated and energy efficient components will be installed. The renovation will also include a new slate roof, masonry work and new windows, according to an Andover press release. Construction on Bishop Hall will begin on June 10 and conclude by early September, said Muench.

In addition, Harrison Ice Rink will receive a sustainability overhaul to reduce electrical costs, according to the press release. The Academy will expect to finalize an agreement with Nexcamp to install a large solar array on the roof of the ice rink, according to the press release.

Other projects for the summer will include fire protection sprinklers in Carter House, Flagg House, Samaritan House, Clement House and Bishop Hall, connecting Stowe House, French House and Whitney House to the campus electrical grid, as well as changing some dormitory interior finishes and repainting a number of houses with wooden exteriors, according to Muench. Aside from the Bishop Hall renovation, Muench expects the summer projects to be completed by late August.