VOL. 130 | NO. 160 | Tuesday, August 18, 2015
CBHS to Build $10 Million Athletics Facility
By Jane Donahoe
Christian Brothers High School is building a $10 million athletics complex on its East Memphis campus.
Construction of the 50,000-square-foot Brothers Development Center at CBHS is expected to last more than a year.
The Brothers Development Center is part of a series of major renovations at the 5900 Walnut Grove Road campus.
CBHS launched the silent phase of a $25 million capital campaign in November 2014. School alumni David Popwell, president and COO of First Tennessee Bank; Bob McEniry, NexAir chairman; and Tim McCarver, retired Hall of Fame broadcaster and two-time World Series champion, chaired the campaign.
Linkous Construction is the general contractor, and Fleming Architects is the project architect. Construction on the Brothers Development Center is expected to last more than a year.
The 50,000-square-foot, multipurpose athletics facility will house a variety of amenities to rival the quality of collegiate athletic programs, according to a press release from the school.
A rendering shows one of two expanded locker rooms inside the planned Brothers Development Complex at Christian Brothers High School.
Included in the center’s list of amenities are: two state-of-the-art training and weight rooms; a sports medicine and therapy area; a film and reception area that offers panoramic views of the school’s athletic campus; a multifunction wrestling arena; and expanded locker rooms for football and lacrosse.
The two-story building also will include a gymnasium, according to a $9 million building permit application filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement.
Dr. Fred Azar, Campbell Clinic chief of staff, provided input on the design of the medicine and therapy area.
CBHS is an all-boys college preparatory high school in the Lasallian and Catholic traditions.