Construction begins on $20 million P.E.I. school

By on June 6, 2013
souris K-12 groundbreaking

Construction has begun on a $20 million project  to turn the Souris (Prince Edward Island) high school into a kindergarten to Grade 12 school for the 2014-15 school year.

Students look over plans for the Souris K-12 school with building design and construction manager Tyler Richardson (left), English language school board chair Fred Osborne (center) and P.E.I.Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Alan MacIsaac.

Students look over plans for the Souris K-12 school with building design and construction manager Tyler Richardson (left), English language school board chair Fred Osborne (center) and P.E.I.Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Alan MacIsaac.

The project includes than 120,000 sq. ft. of space, a new K-6 academic wing, a culinary teaching area, enhanced IT and trades spaces, two gymnasiums and three playgrounds, a published report says.

The school has been designed by  W.D. Lawrence Architecture and APM Construction Services will be the construction manager.

“This is an exciting milestone for students, teachers, staff and parents of Souris Consolidated and Souris Regional High School,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Alan McIsaac. “We are pleased to be one step closer to providing a beautiful, spacious and high-quality learning environment that will meet the community’s needs for years to come.”

The government says more than half of the space in the new school will be new construction.  The rest will be upgraded.

Constructed started in May. The school will open in fall, 2014, with final site work in the spring and summer of 2015.

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