Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana, wanted to make a big splash for their home opener. To do so, they planned to debut the Ray Skillman Stadium, a brand new, state of the art football and track facility that was to be a point of pride for the high school and community.
The problem? As kickoff loomed near for the Center Grove Trojans, one piece of the plan was still needed: the elevator. This was a crucial piece of the project, as the elevator was required for access to the two-story press box. A stick-built elevator was not a viable alternative, as building the hoistway from the ground up and installing the necessary elevator components would have takes months to complete. A faster solution was needed.
Phoenix Modular Elevator was that solution. The elevator was completed on time as an important part of a stunning project that included a new field, stands, additional buildings and a two-story press box. With less than a week before the opening kickoff, Phoenix Modular Elevator was able to ship the elevator, where it was quickly craned into place and installed in time for the big home opener.
The elevator installed at Center Grove had a 68′ hoistway with a modular machine room and an ADA and stretcher-compliant elevator car with 3500 lb capacity. The elevator also had three stops, one at ground level and one stop each for the two-story press box. Total travel was just under a total of 48′. The elevator was propelled by a two-stage in-ground hydraulic jack, chosen for its cost effectiveness and ability to move the unit smoothly and quickly to the top of the press box.
The key to the fast completion of this and other projects is the difference between a stick-built elevator and a Phoenix modular elevator. A stick-built elevator of equal height and distance of travel would have taken months to complete, as the hoistway would have to be built onsite and then the elevator components would have to be installed in the vertical hoistway. The Phoenix solution allows modular elevators to be manufactured horizontally in a factory, where onsite job conditions and weather aren’t a factor.
Phoenix Modular Elevator is used to a making elevators easy and quickly to meet the needs of clients in a time schedule pinch, and we are happy to report the Center Grove project was no exception.