East Gloucester/ Veterans' Building Project
Opening Fall 2023
January 13, 2022 School Building Committee Meeting
The project update was provided by Brian Hromakda of CBRE/Heery. The project remains on time and on budget. Priority II work is now being awarded. The project team will continue to monitor costs to keep within budget.
Foundation work is ongoing at the site and the outline of the "academic" building footprint is starting to take shape, and the common / community foundations are coming along.
December 16, 2021 School Building Committee Meeting
Brian Hromakda of CBRE/Heery provided a project update. WT Rich shared a drone video of progress on the site. Upcoming work that will be happening on the site: concrete foundations formed and poured in January, and steel erection beginning mid-February, slabs poured April / May, and exterior wall framing beginning late April.
Brian Hromakda reported on the bid results for trade and non-trade contractors. Given cost escalation due to market conditions bids came in overall approximately $500k over budget. The majority of the overrun was from trade bids. To keep the project at or below the construction budget, the project team conducted a value engineering process and identified certain changes in finishes and other aspects that could save money while not impacting the educational program or quality of the project. The Building committee voted to accept the recommendations allowing the project to move forward within the established construction budget. The value engineering changes will be finalized in the coming months.
The Building Committee voted to award all Trade contracts and Non-trade contracts for Priority I work. The remaining Non-trade contracts will be awarded over the next few months.
November 4, 2021 School Building Committee Meeting
Brian Hromadka of CBRA/Heery reported that the 100% Construction Design documents have been submitted to the MSBA. Regarding communications, upcoming project work will be posted on this website to keep the community informed.
October 21, 2021 Groundbreaking
Project Photos & Videos
Flyby Tour of the proposed new East Gloucester/Veterans' Building
Interactive visioning workshop with project architects and designers. Building Committee members and the public were invited to view a series of "vision boards" and give feedback on a variety of images. This sparked conversation to begin defining design directions for the new school building, to ensure that the final design reflects the values, history, and unique qualities of the community, in addition to meeting our students' educational needs.
Overview of the new school's site layout for parking and drop off.
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