by Kate Knable
Posted 11/12/2012 12:00 am
Updated 2 years ago
Construction of an $8 million athletic complex and an approximately $6 million multiuse building should begin in the next few months at The Village at Hendrix. The Village is a for-profit development owned by and adjacent to Hendrix College of Conway.
The athletic complex will comprise a football stadium, field house and three indoor tennis courts. Site work has already begun for the athletic project, and construction is scheduled to start in December, according to Village CEO Ward Davis.
East-Harding of Little Rock is the contractor building the stadium and field house. Fennell Purifoy Architects of Little Rock is the project architect, and B&F Engineering of Hot Springs is the project engineer.
College spokesman Frank Cox said Hendrix was resurrecting its football team, which hasn’t existed since the 1960s, and plans to have the athletic complex completed before the first home football game in September 2013.
The other project, Market Square South, has been designed as a 32,000-SF commercial and student housing building. Construction is scheduled to begin early in 2013 and should wrap up by the end of that year.
The new building’s first floor will house commercial tenants, and the two upper stories will house students.
Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects of Little Rock is designing Market Square South. Nabholz Construction Services of Conway is the project’s contractor and B&F Engineering is the engineer.