CBRE Heery To Construct New $133M Camden High School
The new Camden High School will be an approximately 270,000-square-foot, two-story education complex, serving more than 1,200 students in grades nine through 12.
The school will include four small learning communities, gymnasiums, cafeteria, auditorium and media center, among other amenities.
According to the SDA, the project will be completed in two phases and is estimated to create approximately 1,000 construction and ancillary jobs. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2019 and the new school is scheduled to open to students in September 2021 .
“A new Camden High School will provide the city with a modern, innovative, educational environment that will help Camden Students reach for their dreams,” said Lizette Delgado Polanco , SDA CEO, in a statement. “Together with the Camden School District , local officials and the community, we will fulfill the SDA’s commitment of positively impacting the lives of the students in Camden through the construction of this new high school.”
To date, the SDA has invested more than $260 million in completed projects in Camden including five capital projects and 58 health and safety/grant/emergent projects. The SDA’s current portfolio of active projects is valued at over $2 billion , it said.
The SDA Board of Directors approved the award at its Jan. 2 board meeting.
CBRE Heery will work with the design-build contractor Ernest Bock and Sons Inc. and architect Design Ideas Group Architecture + Planning LLC on the project.
CREDIT: Jessica Perry