Beloit College reveals powerhouse project design

School released renderings of plan
Beloit College reveals powerhouse project design

Beloit College has reached an important juncture in its plans to convert an electrical generating station into a multi-use recreational hub.

Design plans for the 130,000-square-foot powerhouse project were revealed Wednesday. A Chicago-based architecture firm will lead a three-year, $30 million renovation on the building. The finished product will feature a three-lane track, an eight-lane competition pool, a 10,000-square-foot fitness center and a 17,000-square-foot recreational gym.

River walks, playing fields, eating areas and lounge spaces will also be added to the outside of the renovated building.

The dean of students says the university is seeking to enhance the quality of student life. She says the building is for the students.

The Janesville Gazette reports the college has been planning the project since 2011. It’s expected to be complete in 2018.