New Westminster Secondary School Replacement Project

The New Westminster Secondary School Replacement Project provided a state-of the-art learning environment for 1,900 students from Grades 9 to 12. The new school is approximately 19,800 square metres in building gross area.

New Westminster Secondary School
Replacement Project

Project Details

Project Description: The New Westminster Secondary School Replacement Project accommodates 1,900 grade 9 to 12 students. The new school provides a state-of-the-art learning environment. It was designed to optimize the use of flexible learning spaces to maximize collaboration and active learning and include technology that enriches the learning process. Multi-purpose spaces and modern shops, as well as contemporary fine and performing arts spaces enhance the environment for the school community. It also meets today’s standards for modern learning, safety and accessibility, and incorporate the latest sustainable energy and waste management systems. The Project  included a facility that is approximately 19,800 m2 (building gross area) including:

  • Learning space;
  • Parking for staff, students and visitors;
  • Field / outdoor athletic space; and
  • Flexibility to allow for future expansion.

The new school was constructed adjacent to the current New Westminster Secondary School (NWSS) using a design-build procurement approach. NWSS will remain fully operational throughout construction.

Client:The Board of Education of School District No. 40
Project Cost:$106.5 million
Partner:Graham Design-Builders LP
Project Status:Operational
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Request for Qualifications issuedNovember 25, 2016
Request for Qualifications closedJanuary 25, 2017
Shortlist announcedMarch 8, 2017
Request for Proposals issuedMarch 31, 2017
Contract awardDecember 9, 2017
Construction to beginEarly 2018
Construction completedDecember 2020

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