Student Wellness Center construction bids awarded
After a competitive bid process, Minot State University has awarded the $12.77 million construction of the student Wellness Center to Roers’ Construction, of Fargo. As the lowest bidder on the project, Roers’ Construction will be the general contractor in charge of finishing the project by early 2012.
"We are very pleased to give the Minot State students what they have asked for, a Wellness Center on our campus," said Dick Jenkins, vice president for student affairs. "This new center will provide the students with exclusive areas for exercise equipment, weight rooms, intramural gym space and cardio or yoga classes."
Along with Roers’ Construction, Main Electric Construction of Minot will handle the electrical work, and Mowbray & Son Plumbing and Heating of Minot will be responsible for the mechanical construction.
Funding for the construction of the Wellness Center comes, in large part, from the students at Minot State University. In 2009, the students agreed to increase their own fees to build a facility designed for student health, exercise and intramural activities.
Due to the construction, 11th Avenue, from the northwest corner of Swain Hall to the Dome, will be closed for safety and security concerns.