Burkey Construction is pleased to announce the completion of the T.R.A.I.N. Station, located in Wyomissing, PA. This adaptive reuse project saw a 100-year-old building transformed into a multifaceted training facility. Designed to accommodate the needs of a wide variety of fitness programs, the T.R.A.I.N. Station is now home to Berks Elite Training and Crossfit Crossing, formerly known as Corps Fitness. Two non-profits, Phoenix Allstars and the IM ABLE Foundation, will also be utilizing the space.
Because multiple tenants would be using the space, coordination and communication amongst all team members were crucial to ensure that specific needs for the building were met. The finished building boasts a unique MEP system, designed to fit in a condensed space to allow for the high ceilings needed by cheerleaders using the facility, and customized exercise areas supporting everything from strength training to outdoor cross fit.
It was important to the owner that the building retained as much of its historical architecture as possible throughout the renovation. To accomplish this, Burkey’s team added structural steel that matched existing building elements to support the existing walls and sealed the original brick to prevent any future crumbling and dust residue from coating the new equipment. The warehouse’s original tow lift was also preserved, with added modifications to ensure the safety of the building’s occupants.
The T.R.A.I.N. Station is part of the newly revitalized Knitting Mills Complex, which features numerous adaptive reuse projects intended to preserve local history.