By Marianne Curtis
PennCo Construction, from Steinach has been awarded the tender to build a major 105,000-square-foot expansion to the region’s largest high school.
The new construction, along with renovations to the existing SRSS and the existing high school, will be reconfigured as the SRSS campus. The newly constructed with be a foundation academy for grades 9 and 10 and the existing SRSS facility will become a specialized academy for grades 11 and 12.
The new school will be approximately 92,400 square feet, will accommodate 675 students and will be located adjacent to the existing SteinbachRegionalSecondary School. Along with new classrooms, the new high school will include band and choral, wood manufacturing, cosmetology and human ecology rooms with a daycare with space for 20 infants and 54 preschool children, the minister said.
PennCo has also been selected to add over 10,100 square feet of vocational space and upgrade 2,500 square feet of previously renovated space at SteinbachRegionalSecondary School. The addition and renovation will include a new welding and power mechanics shop to help address the growing demands for vocational education.
These projects are expected to be completed by the fall of 2014.