The Memorial School Building Committee (MSBC) has been hard at work over the past few months collaborating with the Design and Project Management Team on the development of more detailed design specifications that will be used to refine estimates and guide construction. In accordance with the MSBA project development plan, MERSD will be submitting three design progress reports with increasing levels of detail before the final approval in late summer. Through each phase, the team engages in both a design refinement and cost management process to ensure the building not only meets our educational needs but also stays on budget.
Project Timeline: Construction will begin in the summer of 2019 and end in the fall/winter of 2021 with students in their new classroom spaces by fall of 2020 and, common/administrative spaces (e.g., gym, cafeteria, main office) being completed during the 2020-2021 school year. Demolition will occur during the summer when school is not in session. During construction, students will be housed in the current Memorial School building and moved to the new classroom space by Fall 2020. A full phasing and safety plan is under development and will be communicated in early May.
Community Input: MERSD will be hosting a Community Meeting March 13th at 7:00pm at the Manchester Memorial School. The meeting provides an opportunity to keep the Manchester and Essex communities up-to-date on the process and to gather feedback. Topics will include a design update, an overview of project phasing, and a construction timeline. For more information, including drafted architectural designs for the proposed building, budget information please visit the Memorial School Building Committee webpage.