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Clancy & Theys’ Hampton Virginia Aquaplex Project Earns Two National Awards

Clancy & Theys Construction Company’s Hampton Virginia Aquaplex project recently received national recognition for its excellence in design and construction. The design-build project, which opened last October in Hampton, Virginia, won a National Award of Merit in the Civic/Assembly category from the Design-Build Institute of America and an Award of Merit in the Sports/Entertainment category from ENR MidAtlantic. The project team will be honored for their exceptional work at award ceremonies later this fall.

“It is an honor to be recognized by both of these national organizations for our design-build team’s tremendous efforts,” said Bill Goggins, Vice President/Virginia Division Manager. “The Hampton Virginia Aquaplex’s success is the direct result of a collaborative approach, and we share these honors with each of our dedicated design and construction partners and, of course, the Clancy & Theys team that worked on the project and all of our employees.”

Despite the challenges of building during a pandemic, the Hampton Virginia Aquaplex design-build team delivered an exceptional facility that is now Virginia’s largest competitive aquatic facility and one of the largest in the mid-Atlantic region. The 62,739 SF aquatics center includes a 50-meter competitive pool with 1,500 spectator seating, a whirlpool, a state-of-the-art timing system, and a 20′ scoreboard, a 25-yard program pool, multiple amenity spaces, and a seasonal outdoor splash park area with a leisure pool, lazy river, and two tower body slides. This project transformed the site of a former retail establishment in the Coliseum Central District of Hampton, VA into a flexible facility that can host a variety of aquatic events, including local, regional, and national swimming and diving competitions, while also meeting the local community’s aquatic programming needs.

“Because this was a unique build, no one company or person could solve any challenge independently. It truly took a team approach,” said Nicole Anderson, Senior Project Manager. “Knowing we had a team of trusted partners to rely on was one of the most memorable parts of this project, and I hope everyone involved is proud of what they have accomplished.”

“We take great pride in the recognition we have received for the Hampton Virginia Aquaplex, and look forward to watching the facility benefit the local and swimming communities for years to come,” added Chad Cowger, Vice President.

To find out more information about the success of this project directly from our team members and the Owner, visit