NORFOLK (AP) -- The Navy says it will renovate four historic bachelor enlisted quarters at Naval Station Norfolk
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic said it has awarded a $16.5 million contract for a total renovation and reconfiguration of the four buildings. The buildings were built in the 1940s.
The Navy says the newly designed interior will be a series of small apartment-style spaces complete with a kitchenette and an open floor plan that will be shared by two sailors. It replaces rooms with up to four beds with a community shower and restroom located elsewhere on the same floor.
The individual rooms will also be heated and cooled with high efficiency water source heat pumps.
The renovation is expected to be complete in early 2014.