By HCO Staff
ORLANDO—Balfour Beatty has successfully delivered the new AdventHealth Training Center in downtown Orlando which serves as the training site for the Orlando Magic and a destination sports medicine center to Central Florida. The facility celebrated its official grand opening at a ceremonial event on August 31 with Orlando Magic, AdventHealth, Balfour Beatty executives and construction partners and AdventHealth sponsored athlete, Wendell Carter, Jr.
The completion of the state-of-the-art training center is a major achievement for the DeVos Family, Orlando Magic and AdventHealth partnership in building an innovative health and wellness model that brings whole-person medicine, science and research together to optimize sports performance, while bringing those learnings to the broader community.
Balfour Beatty served as general contractor and HOK provided design services for the $70 million project which features a 130,000-square-foot facility located on a nearly four-acre site at South Division Avenue and West Central Boulevard, one block away from the Amway Center. The facility includes an NBA training facility for the Orlando Magic and an AdventHealth outpatient clinic which marks the latest investment in the Parramore community.
“Balfour Beatty is honored to have the opportunity to deliver a state-of-the-art facility for the Orlando Magic and AdventHealth services in Central Florida,” said Scott Skidelsky, Balfour Beatty president in the Southeast. “The construction of the new AdventHealth Training Center is an industry-leading example of health and wellness buildings aimed at providing innovative training, performance and medical services for professional athletes and the local community. I’d like to congratulate our project team and partners for their role in providing a premier facility this is now the training home of the Orlando Magic and world-class medical care.”
Orlando Magic’s approximately 100,000-square-foot practice and training facility is designed to optimize player performance and provide world-class recovery space. A large team “living room” acts as the facility’s hub, complete with enhanced nutrition offerings and full kitchen. Leading training and recovery technologies, including an altitude chamber and hydrotherapy offerings as well as an expansive locker room with high-end finishes will elevate the player experience. The facility includes two full-size practice courts overlooked by an elevated viewing balcony.
To take advantage of Orlando’s warm climate, the design includes covered exterior patios and decks, a creatively landscaped outdoor team space and indoor/outdoor training space. The facility includes front office and hospitality spaces that celebrate the Orlando Magic’s brand and history. Additionally, the project incorporates sustainable design strategies including daylighting and strategic sun shading, stormwater management, and advanced mechanical and lighting systems and controls.
“We want to thank Balfour Beatty for assisting us in making our goals and vision a reality,” said Magic CEO Alex Martins. “Through much hard work, a commitment to local woman and minority owned contractors and with a great deal of determination, we have developed a world-class training center for our Magic players, coaches and support staff that is stacked with the resources and technology to make it one of the best in the NBA. Our players, coaches and staff can’t wait to get in and get started.”
The completion of the AdventHealth Training Center adds to Balfour Beatty’s portfolio of work with the Orlando Magic, a construction partnership which includes the delivery of previous small continuing works projects at Amway Center.
AdventHealth’s new 33,300-square foot medical center – designed for elite athletes, as well as youth athletes and weekend warriors – provides world-class, multi-discipline medicine with a focus on whole-person health and sports science. Services will include orthopedics, primary care, sports medicine, imaging, rehabilitation and sports performance. Patients will also have access to AdventHealth’s network of sports-trained gastroenterologists, cardiologists, sleep, psychology and nutrition experts.
“AdventHealth and the Orlando Magic have a shared a longtime commitment to inspiring and helping our neighbors be the healthiest they can be. Through our partnership, we’ve cared for Central Florida in a variety of ways, and I’m excited for this new opportunity to expand our philosophy of whole-person care to whole-athlete care,” said Randy Haffner, president and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. “Whether you’re working to get back to playing in the yard with your grandkids, completing your first 5k or dreaming of going pro, our sports medicine experts are ready to support your personal health and athletic goals. The AdventHealth Training Center is a resource for all, and I’m excited for this next chapter in our partnership.”
Balfour Beatty and its partners worked with the Orlando Magic and AdventHealth to award $17 million in design and construction contracts for the project to 33 local Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE). That amount represented approximately 32 percent of awarded opportunities, which is over the city’s recommended 24 percent MWBE participation goal.
The training facility and sports medicine center is now open to the Central Florida community, and welcomes current Orlando Magic NBA players, including the team’s No. 1 overall draft pick, Paolo Banchero, and prospective free agents and staff.