Newbridge Academy – Building Update
Due to the snow days we’ve experienced over the past week I have had an opportunity to sit down with Dora Construction to get a better handle on the construction schedule and when we will actually be moving in.
I have been looking at our site and comparing it to the 4pad arena that is being constructed across the street that’s due to open in August, wondering how we will ever be open in September. Dora has explained that our building is also being constructed just outside of Truro and that we will soon see the very large pre-cast concrete walls being shipped to the site in Dartmouth and stood up. They tell me it will take less than 2 weeks to stand the walls and at that point structural steel will be delivered and installed meaning within a few weeks we will surpass the 4pad arena which is a larger more complicated build than our school.
All of this being said they, are committed to having our Elementary Classroom Wing open for us to move in by mid July, Jr and Sr High Classroom Wing open for us to move in by mid August, and our offices open for us to move in by mid August. Other areas such as cafeteria, additional classrooms (future growth), turf field, locker room areas, and tenant spaces will open at different times between September and November.
Our classes will open, as we always do, the week after Labour Day and use the adjacent outdoor turf fields and 4-pad arena for our programs. Rest assured, the work Dora will be completing in the unfinished spaces will be very minor such as flooring, painting and clean up so there will be no heavy construction remaining and the classroom areas will be closed off and secure at all times.
Very shortly we will be setting up offices in an on site trailer. This will act as a recruitment office and we will be looking for parent ambassadors to assist our staff on days and weekends when time allows. This is a great opportunity to stay up to date and witness the new school being built. Please let me know if you are interested so we can start building a schedule.
Please find attached a visual of the 9 different areas that the school has been divided in to as well as the dates they will be turned over to us.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
CEO Newbridge Academy