Sidney J. Watson Arena

Brunswick, ME

J.P. Carrara & Sons of Middlebury, VT was awarded the precast concrete products for the 20 million dollar, 1,900 seat “state of the art” division three collegiate multi-purpose Watson hockey arena at Bowdoin College in Brunswick Maine. The Watson Arena may become the first collegiate hockey arena to become LEED certified. The Watson Arena will hold up to 4,500 people for multi-purpose events and will include the most advanced refrigeration system available for year round ice capability.

The precast concrete products included: Over 16,000-sq-ft of 8″ Hollow-core plank at the mezzanine level around the rink and in the stair shafts; 179 bleachers cast in a channel shaped form, 18 Spandrels at the rink ends, 12 Radius Solid Slabs at the corners, 132 Double Riser Steps, and 8 Lintels at the lobby.

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Projects details

  • PrecasterJ.P. Carrara

  • OwnerBowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

  • ArchitectBear Mountain Design, Woodstock, VT

  • EngineerDeWolfe Engineering Associates, Montpelier, VT

  • General ContractorPro Con Incorporated, Manchester, NH

Key Project Attributes

  • 16,000-sf of 8" hollowcore plank

  • 179 bleachers cast in a channel shaped form

  • 18 Spandrels at the rink ends

  • 12 Radius Solid Slabs at the corners

  • 132 Double Riser Steps

  • 8 Lintels