Eckman Underway on School Projects in New Hampshire

The Derryfield School Dining Commons addition

Northfield, NH – Eckman Construction announced it is underway on education projects in Northfield, Lebanon, and Manchester.

Spaulding Academy & Family Services Primary School building expansion

Eckman is providing construction management services for Spaulding Academy & Family Services as it expands the Northfield campus. The project consists of 15,300sf of occupied additions and renovations to the Primary School building which, once completed, will feature a new commercial kitchen and dining area, as well as new classrooms, innovation teaching space, offices, and treatment rooms.  Architectural design was provided by Banwell Architects.

Eckman is also providing construction management services for two Lebanon School District projects. The team is currently overseeing the expansion of Mount Lebanon Elementary School in West Lebanon. The occupied addition and renovation project will roughly double the size of the existing multi-purpose room, expand the current warming kitchen into a full-service cooking kitchen, and improve the nurses area. The project will also upgrade the building’s electrical service and add additional parking.

Mount Lebanon Elementary School expansion

In May, the team will be breaking ground on new additions and renovations to the Hanover Street School and Lebanon High School. The occupied expansion project will feature a new secure building entrance, student lobby, and band performance/practice space for the high school facilities. The elementary school will feature a new secure entrance, classroom addition, a new kitchen, and a new cafeteria. Fire separation improvements will also be completed throughout the combined school facility. Marinace Architects is providing architectural design for both projects.

Eckman is also providing full design-build services for the construction of The Commons, a new dining facility at the Derryfield School in Manchester. The 12,000sf, 2-story open-space addition will connect to the recently completed Athletic & Wellness Center, which Eckman completed in 2019.

The Commons will feature a dining area with over 300 seats, an open servery with food stations, a pizza oven, a full-service commercial kitchen, and an auxiliary dish room. Exposed heavy timber trusses will allow the structure to clear span the entire dining space and provide a vaulted ceiling. Additional dormer windows and a copula will allow natural light to reach deep into The Commons. The design team includes Banwell Architects and TFMoran.