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New Westminster Secondary School Replacement Project

New Westminster Secondary School design-build, is one of British Columbia’s largest school replacement projects. The 22,000 m2, three-storey facility will include formal education components (general classrooms, inclusive education classrooms, and science labs), career technical education spaces, a performing arts component, and physical education facilities.

The scope of work of this contract also includes a separate maintenance and IT building that will serve the entire school district. Working collaboratively, the team designed a state-of-the-art school that will optimize the use of flexible learning spaces to maximize collaboration and active learning, including cutting-edge technology and multi-purpose spaces. It will also meet today’s standards for modern learning (focusing on transparency and diversity of learning opportunities), safety and accessibility. The project is aiming for LEED® Gold Certification.

The site of the new school is adjacent to the existing operational facility, and the project team will implement a specific construction and logistics plan, taking into account this situation. The day-to-day schedule will need to be adapted to ensure construction doesn’t interfere with the student experience at the existing school. The new school will be opening to students in September 2020.

Project Stats

  • Client: School District No. 40
  • Location: New Westminster, BC
  • Size: 22,000 sq.m.
  • Project Type: New Build
  • Project Delivery: Design-Build