PEI: Souris Regional High School expansion on schedule

souris school project

The $20 million project to expand Souris Regional High School into a kindergarten through Grade 12 school is on budget and on time.

Construction workforce has been working since May to more than double the size of the school to take in more students.The project saw slow progress in the fall, but “since then we’ve seen a great improvement,” said Tyler Richardson, with the P.E.I. Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

Students from kindergarten to Grade 12 will all be under one roof next fall, but construction will continue through spring of 2015.

The planning and design for the school was done by W.D. Lawrence Architecture, a provincial government news release says. APM Construction Services is the construction manager for the project.

Construction will be done over five phases:

Phase 1 (May 2013 – July 2014):

K-6 Wing, Cafetorium, Culinary Space, Admin/Music Wing, Library, new siding and windows

Phase 2 (May – December 2014):

Motor vehicle repair addition, 7-12 Gym addition, renovation of the existing two-storey structure between the gym and the Cafetorium

Phase 3 (May-September 2014):

Renovation of existing gym plus Instructor’s office

Phase 4 (June – August 2014):

Renovation of the three floors of the existing school

Phase 5 (January – March 2015):

Renovation of shop areas, change room areas for K-6 gym, teachers’ Lounge (3rd floor area above shops)

The school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014, with final site work to be completed over the Spring-Summer of 2015.

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