Verdex starts work on $8 million Pompano Beach Senior Activity Center

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Verdex Construction says it has broken ground on the Pompano Beach Senior Activity Center at 2005 NW 9th St. This project for the City of Pompano Beach consists of a one-story, 8,500 sq. ft. facility with indoor and outdoor amenities.

A municipal document from May 2020 says the project had a $8 million budget. Architects Bermello Ajamil & Partners from Miami were to receive $599,038 in pre-construction design fees, and Verdex was to receive $100,000 in pre-construction fees, with the overall construction cost to be determined.

The West Palm Beach-headquartered contractor says it has hired more than 40-percent of its subcontractors and vendors from Pompano Beach, fulfilling a promise to the city that a significant portion of the work would be executed by local firms.

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The interior will include multiple activity rooms, a fitness center, a spacious lobby and lounge area, a prep kitchen for catered events and office space with special anti-microbial HVAC coatings for top air quality and cleanliness. There will also be an outdoor activity area. Construction is expected to be complete in approximately 10 months.

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“This community has asked for a senior activity center for many years so we look forward to providing them with a modern, long-lasting gathering space to enjoy,” said Verdex Construction president Rex Kirby. “We are also proud to have achieved a 40-plus-percent local subcontractor participation for this project which ensures a good portion of the work remains with Pompano Beach based businesses.”

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