Education Groundbreaking

Connolly Breaks Ground on Project for New England Academy

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Marshfield, MA – Connolly Brothers, Inc. announced it has broken ground on a new South Shore location for New England Academy (NEA). The new 28,055sf campus building will be located at 51 Commerce Way in Marshfield. Using its design-build model, Connolly Brothers previously delivered to New England Academy its current, 40,000sf campus building at 96 Cherry Hill Drive in Beverly.

NEA is a private, special education school devoted to providing students in grades 6 through 12 with the academic challenge and clinical support they need to succeed in school. The new South Shore site will feature state-of-the-art classrooms, a gymnasium, and an athletic field. Connolly responded to NEA’s programmatic needs with preliminary services including site selection and feasibility studies, estimating, permitting, design, and budgeting. Again leveraging its design-build approach, Connolly Brothers is currently providing construction management services to build the South Shore campus from the ground up. The additional campus will enable NEA to reach more students with social and emotional needs, delivering a challenging academic program within a therapeutic setting.

“After helping New England Academy establish its initial campus, we are honored to have been asked to return back for this expansion,” said Jay Connolly, president of Connolly Brothers. “That is the greatest compliment a client can pay us at Connolly, and having walked through the halls and seeing NEA in action, it is especially gratifying to work on a building that we know will be used to make a positive difference in so many students’ lives.”

The project team includes BLW Engineers Inc., mechanical, electrical, and plumbing; Stenbeck & Taylor, Inc., civil engineering; JSN Associates, LLC, structural engineering; and James K. Emmanuel Associates, landscape architecture.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Connolly Brothers on the development of our South Shore campus,” said Dr. Ryan Plosker, executive director and founder of NEA. “Connolly Brothers has been a great partner in helping New England Academy achieve its campus dreams and providing a space where our students can flourish.”