WCS to Construct Fine Arts Center and Gym

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Rendering of planned fine arts center and gymnasium at Whitinsville Christian School / courtesy of Dixon Salon Architects

Whitinsville, MA – JM Coull (JMC) was recently selected for a $12.6 million design-build contract to construct a new 33,000sf fine arts center and gymnasium at Whitinsville Christian School (WCS). The project also calls for a 10,000sf second-story addition over the existing school and an enclosed bridge that will connect to the new space.

JMC is partnering with design firm Dixon Salo Architects of Worcester as well as acoustical consultant Acentech Studio A of Cambridge and theater design specialist Nextstage Design of New Haven, Conn.

Team engineers include Johnson Structural Engineering, Neal Mitchell Associates, and Andrews Surveying and Engineering.

The new facility will include a performing arts theater with a stage, seating, curtain system, lighting, and audiovisual systems, and the gym will feature multiple basketball courts, scoreboards, bleachers, locker rooms, athletic equipment, a training room, and a multipurpose room. A modern lobby containing a trophy display case will join the two spaces. A patio, ramp, handicap parking, and a new road and sidewalks are also included in the scope of work. The existing playground at the school will be relocated to make way for the new structure.