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.
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 & 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.”
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.