Fall 2017 - Project Update

Schematic Design Phase

The Schematic Design phase of the North Andover ECC Kindergarten Expansion Building Project is complete. Similar to the existing ECC building, the new 23,500 square foot, sixteen classroom kindergarten addition is a permanent modular structure. It is intended to treat the new addition and existing building as one space with shared resources, common areas and administration spaces. A new secure main entry will serve both wings. The new expansion will include a Cafeteria / Play space, Library/Music room and Teacher Collaboration / Staff spaces which will be utilized by the entire facility. 

Each classroom will include an accessible toilet, an additional sink , and in-classroom student cubbies. Energy efficient lighting options will be installed. Interior finishes will be similar to the existing ECC building in order to provide uniformity. Classrooms, as well as all other spaces, were designed to incorporate program requirements and feedback from the teaching staff received during a series of meetings & surveys.

Moving Forward with Bid & Construction 

On September 21 2017, the School Building Committee voted to approve the Schematic Design and move forward with preparation of Bid & Construction Documents. On December 6 2017, the School Building Committee voted unanimously to award a contract to Triumph Construction Company to expand our Early Childhood Center to include 16 Kindergarten classrooms.

In addition to the building layout, the project design team worked to develop minimum site work requirements to be addressed during and prior to the opening of the expansion. We are currently working with a team of consultants to develop the location of the new bus route, parking spaces, traffic patterns & general landscaping. The design team will continue to
work to develop these plans over the next few months, which we will be share once complete.

The overall project time line remains unchanged with anticipated opening of the new kindergarten in time for the 2018 school year.

Superintendent Update October 2017