The $13 million, 78,000-square-foot Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA, Spartanburg, SC, opened today. Rick Callebs, chief executive officer of the Greater Spartanburg YMCA, told the Spartanburg Herald-Journal that the project met construction deadlines and came in on budget.

The facility features an indoor aquatics center with a lap pool, fun pool, lazy river, slide and several water features. It has two racquetball courts, a squash court, a group cycle room, group fitness studios and a wellness area. Its locker facilities include a steam room, sauna and whirlpool as well as women's, men's and youth locker rooms. Non-fitness elements include an after-school center, a chapel and a community room.

Spartanburg Regional Rehabilitation Services occupies about 15,000 square feet so patients can transition from “patient care” during treatment to a “wellness model,” the newspaper reported.

Though the building is smaller than the 108,000-square-foot YMCA that this one replaces, the space is well-utilized and the building is more efficient, project manager Joe Lauer of Clerestory Projects Group, the construction management firm for the project, told the newspaper.

Since January, the Y has had 750 new memberships, Callebs said, which means the two Spartanburg YMCA locations split 13,000 members.

The Y building that this new one replaces is on the same street as the new Y. The old building will close on Thursday and will be demolished by June, replaced by a grassy area.