Corvias, US Air Force break ground on community centre in Florida

WCN Editorial Team 16 Jan 2020 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

The US Air Force and its solutions partner Corvias have broken ground on a new community centre in Hurlburt Field, Florida.

The new community centre, to be located at the heart of the neighbourhood, is considered to be one in the final phases of major improvements at the Hurlburt Field.

Upon completion later this year, the community centre will take an area of 10,000ft² and will include amenities such as media area with public computers, multi-purpose room, available for resident events.

It will also include clubroom with open kitchen, fitness room with attached playroom, swimming pool with pavilion, half-court indoor basketball court, outdoor basketball court and playground, full outdoor kitchen and patio.

1st Special Operations Wing vice commander Col. Michael Curry said: “We strive to ensure that Hurlburt Field is a place our Airmen and families are proud to call home.

“Through our partnership with Corvias, we’re thrilled to provide a new community centre as a cornerstone of camaraderie and companionship for those who work so tirelessly in the defense of our nation.”

The new community centre is expected to become a neighbourhood focal point for residents and could also serve as an office space for the housing personnel. It will be the sixth community centre to be built for the Air Force and the 37th across Corvias’ portfolio of 13 installations and will serve both the Army and the Air Force.

Corvias founder John Picerne said: “This well-appointed community center will provide many benefits for our residents who call Hurlburt Field home.

“This is the final step in a series of innovations and modernizations across Hurlburt Field that are designed to improve the quality of life of military families and serve as a gathering place for residents while enriching the feeling of community.”

As part of the Military Housing Privatisation Initiative, Corvias will manage the property and day-to-day housing operations at Hurlburt Field.

The initiative aims to use private-sector capital and expertise to reverse military’s housing deficiency by expanding and modernising housing with long-term operating costs and performance.

The company claims that it will complete 141 additional new homes in the next two years.

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Image: Corvias broke ground on Hurlburt Field community centre (Credit: Business Wire).

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