Students in Bridgewater and the surrounding area will soon be attending an updated, more modern school because of a major renovation project as part of government’s 2014-15 capital plan.
“Park View Education Centre is a great facility that provides excellent services to students, staff and the local community,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey.
“Government’s investment in Park View will ensure the school remains a modern and up-to-date facility for years to come.”
The Park View Education Centre renovation project will improve the school by upgrading building systems to enhance the health, safety and security of the facility and to support school programs. The project will also upgrade air handling units, boilers, piping, electrical panels, and improve traffic flow, parking and accessibility.
“We are excited to receive these needed adaptations and alterations to our facility,” said Gordon Walters, principal of Park View Education Centre. “We are confident the changes will enable us to continue to provide excellence in education.
“We are thankful for this decision and will do everything possible to embrace this opportunity for our school community.”
This multi-year, phased project will extend the sustainable use of the facility by 20 years or more. Any further enhancements to the school that would be of value to the community could be identified, and would be developed and funded, by the community and/or municipal partners. Construction work on the project will take place during the summer and school holiday periods when students and staff are not present.
In early June, CBRE Inc. was awarded the project management contract and is moving forward with studies of the existing building.
The project is expected to be completed in 2017.