Construction of the new gymnasium at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) is well underway with the steel shell of structure beginning to take shape. The new 39,000 square foot gym is being built on the site of the school's old west gymnasium. The new facility will expand the footprint of the old gym northward into the grass area once used for bonfires.
When completed in August, the new gym will feature climate controls, new locker rooms, an atrium lobby and seating for 1,750 for assemblies and potential indoor graduations. Seating for basketball games will be 1,300, or 400 more than the current capacity of the Colonial Elementary School (CES) gymnasium, which has been the home of PWHS basketball since the 1960s.
The facility will feature space for three basketball courts. There will be two physical education teaching stations and an auxiliary space, which will be used for adaptive physical education, Adult Evening School classes and practice space for cheerleaders, the drumline, color guard and sports teams.