Burlington, MA – Brennan Consulting, Inc. announced three new additions to its education portfolio. The WBE consulting firm is providing state-of-the-art technology in preconstruction survey services, layout control, foundation and athletic field layout, steel erection surveys, grid and elevation surveys for piles and construction as-builts in both the university and preK-12 submarkets. A spotlight of current work is below:
Tisbury School, Martha’s Vineyard
Breaking ground in December of 2022, the Tisbury School project includes the adaptive reuse and contemporary programming for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, a new addition, preservation and renovations to both the 1929 landmark building and to the 1993 addition, and the replacement of the 1939 addition and modular classrooms. The $82 million, multi-phase project under construction by W.T. Rich enlarges the school to 70,000sf and poses unique challenges due to its island location, aged systems and necessary upgrades for today’s public education. Students and staff were temporarily relocated in January of 2022 and the completed school will open in September of 2024 to 300 students, is intended to serve as a gathering place for town meeting and other large community events, and aims to achieve net-zero.
Hardy Elementary School, Wellesley
This new 2-story, 80,000sf kindergarten through fifth grade replacement project includes 18 classrooms with flex space, an anticipated enrollment of 365 students and the district-wide full-immersion Skills Program for students with autism spectrum disorder and other related learning challenges. The $72.5 million project by Shawmut began in February with a formal groundbreaking scheduled for later this spring. The Hardy School has an opening planned for August of 2024 with demolition of the existing school and site work completion set for December 2024. Outdoor classrooms, playgrounds and sports playing fields are included in the programming.
Tyngsborough Middle School, Tyngsborough
To address aging facilities, the Tyngsborough Middle School project is designed as a 112,000sf, grade 6-8 complex totaling $65 million and replaces an existing 1968 school originally opened as the town’s first dual junior and senior high school. Construction by Fontaine commences this spring, and the new 480-student building will be in operation spring 2025 on the same site that houses the existing 1968 Tyngsborough Middle School being replaced and the Tyngsborough High School. Full project completion is anticipated for 2026 and unprecedented price increases across the region are impacting planning for this Tyngsborough school as well. Senate Docket 2395 bridges the gap for several Massachusetts school construction projects and would earmark $150 million in federal ARPA recovery funds for the School Modernization and Reconstruction Trust Fund.