New Westminster Secondary School Replacement


Graham was recently awarded the CDN$76 million New Westminster Secondary School Replacement Project in New Westminster, BC.

The 22,000 m2 (236,000 sq. ft.), three-storey facility will include formal education components (general classrooms, inclusive education classrooms and science labs), career technical education spaces, a performing arts component and physical education facilities. The scope of work of this contract also includes a separate maintenance and IT building that will serve the entire school district. Working with the client, the New Westminster School District, and partner KMBR Architects Planners, the team is designing a state-of-the-art school that will optimize the use of flexible learning spaces to maximize collaboration and active learning, including cutting-edge technology and multi-purpose spaces. It will also meet today’s standards for modern learning (focusing on transparency and diversity of learning opportunities), safety and accessibility. The project is aiming for LEED Gold status.

The site of the new school is adjacent to the existing operational facility, and the project team will implement a specific construction and logistics plan, taking into account this situation. The day-to-day schedule will need to be adapted to ensure construction doesn’t interfere with the student experience at the existing school.

Design and construction on this project will begin this month and is scheduled for completion in May 2020, with the new school opening to students in September 2020.

About Graham

Graham is an employee-owned construction solutions partner with revenues exceeding $2.1 billion annually. Graham provides general contracting, design-build, construction management and public-private partnership (P3) services to the buildings, industrial and infrastructure sectors. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Graham has offices throughout North America and employs 1,200 professionals and office staff, as well as field capacity and self-perform experience of up to 2,000 people. Graham has the resources, capacity and expertise to undertake projects of every scope, scale and complexity.