The Gilmartin Elementary School Project in Waterbury, Connecticut recently broke ground with The Morganti Group, which also handled pre-construction, as construction manager.

Rendering by Gaffney Bennett Public Relations
The new 76,000 sq ft Gilmartin Elementary School is scheduled to be completed by July 2010.

“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