On Monday, May 16th TFMoran attended the 2016 Building on Hope ground breaking event at the Manchester Police Athletic League‘s Michael Briggs Community Center. The Center is located on the corner of Beech Street and Laurel Street, and is undergoing a million dollar “extreme makeover”, thanks to hundreds of local companies donating services, time and materials. TFMoran Structural Engineers donated their services for renovations to the 1910 year old building. Renovations include two existing floors (total 16,500sf) to provide a community room with a full commercial kitchen, exercise room, boxing and judo areas, classrooms, office and meeting space, and new bathrooms and lockers. Guests gathered outside and heard from Building on Hope co-chair and project architect, Jonathan Halle of Warrenstreet Architects, Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard, Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, along with representatives from the offices of New Hampshire Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen. The ground breaking event kicked off “Build Week” and the big reveal party is scheduled for Sunday, May 22nd at noon.