Education Groundbreaking

Alma Del Mar Charter School Project Breaks Ground

The Dellbrook|JKS team, scholars, staff, and local politicians officially break ground for the Alma del Mar Frederick Douglass Campus on Church Street in New Bedford.

New Bedford, MA  – On Sept. 25, Dellbrook|JKS broke ground at the 52,000gsf, K-8 Alma Del Mar Frederick Douglass Campus on Church Street alongside socially distanced scholars, teachers, staff, and the architects of the project, Arrowstreet.

Attendees show off specially made shovels for the event provided by Dellbrook|JKS.

The new campus, which currently sits on a four-acre site, will feature new classrooms, a gymnasium, cafeteria with servery, offices, and support spaces. Exterior work includes a parking lot, pickup/drop off area, playground, and outdoor recreational and classroom space.

“By utilizing pre-engineered metal buildings as the basis of construction, students will be in their desks and ready to learn just after December 2021,” said Dellbrook|JKS project manager, Carolyn Kimball. “All are approaching this project with a focus on partnership between CM, subcontractors, owner and design team to all work together in achieving the team’s goal.”

Members of the Dellbrook|JKS team (l-r): Jerry Emond, superintendent; Carolyn Kimball, project mgr.; Patrick Finn, assistant project mgr.; and Greg Inman, project executive

The project was designed and will be built utilizing extensive sound control measures to eliminate ambient city noise and will feature environmental graphics that will cost effectively enliven the interior spaces.