Boston- City officials, members of the Fenway High School board, students, and guests were on hand recently to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Fenway High School addition and renovations project. Speakers included Boston Public School Superintendent, John McDonough, State Representative Jeff Sanchez, Fenway High School Headmaster Peggy Kemp, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.
O’Connor Constructors, based in Canton, is the project’s general contractor.
Arrowstreet, well known for its design abilities in the education sector, was selected by The Fenway School board and the City of Boston as the architect to transform the original interior into an updated learning environment for 400 students.
The 73,000sf project includes code upgrades to mechanical systems, life safety accessibility and selective demolition of interior partitions, and the reconfiguring of classrooms. Other renovations include new offices and laboratories, finishes, new entrance way, elevator, landscaping. The addition will involve construction of a one and half story, 6,000sf addition for a servery and “cafetorium” where the space will be utilized for dining as well as for school assemblies and functions.
The project is scheduled for completion in August of 2015.