The soccer fields in Manchester will soon see significant upgrades, including the construction of bathrooms.
The Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Tuesday, Jan. 7, to approve a contract with CXT, Inc. in the amount of $172,000 for a prefabricated restroom to be installed at the Manchester Soccer Complex.
The facility will be ADA compliant, as Manchester entered into a contract with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, which requires installing ADA-compliant facilities.
The restrooms will include six lavatories, eight water closets, two urinals, ADA grab bars, motion controlled interior lights, ADA drinking fountain and photo cell controlled exterior lights, as described in the contract.
“In terms of timeframe, I am trying to get the citizens restrooms for the spring,” said Bonnie Gamble, director of Manchester Parks and Recreation. “We have spring soccer that will start in April.”
The prefabricated facility offered by CXT, Inc. is the best option for that price, said Gamble.
“It’s turnkey – you get all the toilets, you get all the sinks, you get all the changing tables, drinking fountains – all that is ready to go, you just hook it up,” Gamble said.
Finding the project
The project is funded through a grant from the State of Tennessee for construction of restrooms and installation of lights at the soccer fields, and for playground renovation.
Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted in July to approve a contract with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to install lights and restrooms at the Manchester Soccer Complex at an estimated cost for the city of $336,000. The total cost of the project was estimated at $672,000, and the contract required the city to cover half of that amount.