Groom Construction and SV Design announce construction has started at Danvers YMCA

Date: August 11, 2023


A rendering of the new cafe at the Danvers YMCA.

Groom Construction, Co., Inc., a premier General Contracting firm, and SV Design, an award winning architectural and design firm, has announced that construction of the Danvers Community YMCA is underway.

Through the project, the Pickering Street facility, originally built in 1950, will become more accessible and the childcare facilities upgraded. The work will include upgrading the preschool, the youth center, locker rooms, and the café. The men’s and women’s locker rooms will be relocated to the first level so they are more accessible, and youth locker rooms will be replaced with a family changing room.

The Danvers Y serves 300-500 children each day in its after-school programs, summer camps, swim lessons and preschool, along with other programs.

“SV Design is proud to partner with the Danvers Community YMCA to bring their facility goals to fruition,” said Jennifer Hocherman, Associate Principal. “The building improvements will create a more accessible facility with enhanced program areas and amenities, as well as critical infrastructure updates. We have enjoyed working on this project with the YMCA immensely and it is very fulfilling to see this community-based organization’s vision brought to life.”

“The Danvers YMCA, Board of Directors, ambassadors, staff and members are excited to be in the construction phase of the renovation here at the Y. For the past two years we have worked with both Groom Construction, and SV Design in the planning and logistics phase of the project,” said John Somes, Danvers YMCA President and CEO. “Both organizations are known in the industry for their quality work with YMCA’s and community facilities throughout the region. Now that we are in the construction phase – we are looking forward to transforming our YMCA into a state-of-the-art facility that will make a significant difference for all our members and the communities we serve: Danvers, Boxford, Topsfield and Middleton.”

Groom Construction Co., Inc. was honored to be chosen as the construction partner for this great project that will so positively impact the Y members and North Shore community. Throughout the two-year Preconstruction Phase, Groom Construction enjoyed sharing our expertise and constructability advice as the design evolved, to meet the Y’s programmatic goals and budget. They look forward to seeing these significant facility improvements being fully enjoyed and utilized by the Danvers YMCA Community.