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New Westminster Secondary School Replacement

New Westminster Secondary School design-build, is one of British Columbia’s largest school replacement projects. The 22,000 m2, three-storey facility includes 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 included a separate maintenance and IT building serves 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 meets 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 implemented a specific construction and logistics plan, taking into account this situation. The day-to-day schedule was adapted to ensure construction did not interfere with the student experience at the existing school. The new school opened in January 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