Greater Wilkes-Barre YMCA Renovation

Project Name

Greater Wilkes-Barre YMCA Renovation


Wilkes-Barre, PA

Project Description

Quandel Construction Group was the general contractor on the 88,000 sf renovation program for the historic Wilkes-Barre Y.M.C.A. that included creating 21 modern student apartments, restructuring existing facilities and a long overdue cleaning of the building’s exterior. The student housing was created for use by local colleges.

The apartments, with a total capacity of 59 students, occupy the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of the six-story historic building. Part of the project also included renovating the front entrance and creating a dedicated entrance for residences leading into a high ceiling lobby, equipped with seating, a mail area and an adjacent leasing office.

A new fitness center now occupies the space of the former swimming pool. Locker rooms were modernized and the women’s fitness center in the basement was renovated. A new elevator and roof were also part of the project.

Square Footage

88,000 Sq. Ft. Renovation
15,000 Sq. Ft. Addition

Owner’s Name

Greater Wilkes-Barre YMCA


Quad Three Group, Inc.

Extremely helpful in incorporating new features into our facility while maintaining the architecture of our existing building, Quandel delivered impressive results for a dollar amount we were able to fund. Quandel was also very professional in handling any problems which arose during construction, and their expertise was a great resource at our weekly job meetings. The new facility is helping us deliver a new level of service and comfort to all of our participants.
Jim Thomas, Executive Director