$17.5 Million Lakeshore Foundation Expansion Completed

A $17.5 million expansion of Birmingham’s Lakeshore Foundation has been completed, Hoar Construction announced on Wednesday.

The project, which began in 2017, includes a 21,000-square-foot addition to the complex, a renovation of Lakeshore’s Wallace Gym and Magnolia Hall, and outdoor enhancements including a campus commons, a garden and a nature trail.

“The completion of our multi-year campus enhancement project marks a milestone in Lakeshore history,” said Jeff Underwood, Lakeshore Foundation president and CEO. “With the integration of new technologies and the addition of more research and program areas in our new building, we are able to expand the wellness and activity offerings to reach more people in-person and online. Coupled with outdoor spaces that connect our campus facilities and provide accessible outdoor fitness and mindfulness options, we are able to provide a more holistic and expanded experience for more people than ever before, including those without local resources or transportation issues.”

The Lakeshore Foundation is home to USA Wheelchair Rugby and other training for elite athletes, but its main mission is to help people with physical disabilities in the surrounding community. Lakeshore also offers opportunities for sports and recreation to disabled veterans and injured active-duty military.

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Hoar Construction, founded 80 years ago and based in Birmingham, has seven offices in six states.

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