Elementary School Breaks Ground in Waterbury, Conn.
The Gilmartin Elementary School Project in Waterbury, Connecticut recently broke ground with The Morganti Group, which also handled pre-construction, as construction manager.
“We’re absolutely thrilled this project is underway,” said Tim Gunn, Vice President of Operations for Morganti’s Northeast Regional Offices. “We’re committed to building a state-of-the-art school that Waterbury will be proud of.”
Construction will initially involve the removal and disposal of existing contaminated soil materials followed by the demolition of the existing 1960s-designed elementary school structure, attached portable classroom buildings, and parking lot where the new school will be constructed.
The $25 million project was designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative, with O&G Industries serving as program manager, and will be constructed in a T-shape slightly altered to fit the site topography and will include a transparent main lobby serving as the intersection of the classroom, gymnasium, and cafeteria/performance wings. The classroom wing will have north/south facing windows while the gymnasium and cafeteria will be aligned toward the athletic fields and residential neighborhood and will be used by the community for after-school activities.
The new 76,000 sq ft school will seat 550 PreK-8 students and is scheduled to be completed by July 2010