By SCN Staff
NEW BREMEN, Ohio—Construction is underway at a new elementary school for New Bremen Local Schools in New Bremen, Ohio.
Officials from New Bremen Local School District, Gilbane Building Company, Garmann/Miller & Associates, Ohio Facilities Construction Commission and students celebrated the official groundbreaking for the new elementary facility earlier this year that will provide a modern learning environment for students in grades K-6.
Gilbane Building Company is serving as construction manager for the new 71,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art elementary facility. Connected to the existing high school, all classrooms will be grouped by grade level with extended learning center spaces outside of the traditional classrooms. Special education rooms will be spaced throughout the academic areas. Natural daylight will be a primary emphasis in each of the K-6 classrooms,
“Gilbane is extremely excited to be a part of the New Bremen School project team,” said Matt Neimeyer, Gilbane Building Company project manager.
“However, our team members are especially excited. We have three team members that live in the district or in a neighboring district. And, let me tell you, in construction, that does not happen often. Our team has a vested interest in the success of the project and will remain in the community for years to come and are excited to build in the community we live in! We look forward to getting this project started and continuing our engagement with the district and in the community.”
The addition and renovations to the new elementary school will provide a modern learning environment. The student dining area will be used as a multi-purpose space with a sports floor. The media center, computer lab, art and music rooms surround the interior courtyard, which will be used as a safe outdoor learning space.
The project also includes additional renovations to the existing high school, parking lot repairs and abatement/demolition of the existing elementary school. Exterior materials will include a masonry veneer and standing seam metal room to complement the existing high school.
The completion date is slated for August 2020.