Major Revamp and Expansion Slated for New Jersey High School

By CN Staff

TRENTON, N.J.—The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) recently awarded a contract to Terminal Construction Corporation of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey for construction services for Orange High School in Orange, New Jersey.

The $37 million project involves a 50,000-square-foot, two-story addition to the existing Orange High School, and renovations that include an enclosed circulation link bridge between Orange High School and Orange Preparatory Academy.

An award for construction management services was awarded to Cambridge Construction Management of Clinton, New Jersey. The architect on the project is Kliment Halsband Architects of New York

Originally built 45 years ago in 1974, the school’s new project is slated for completion by September 2021. The school will have the capacity to educate approximately 1,400 students, with a maximum of nearly 1,700.

“This new and renovated state-of-the-art school facility will assist with meeting the district’s vision and goal of providing students with equitable opportunities for college and career readiness,” says Ronald Lee, interim superintendent of the Orange School District.

The initial phase of this project includes a constructability review. Terminal Construction Corporation will review the contract documents (plans and specifications) to identify issues, which would impact the schedule or cost of completion. Following the conclusion of this review process and resolution of all issues, the contractor will be issued a separate notice-to-proceed to begin construction of the school.

Says Manuel Da Silva, SDA interim chief executive officer, “The SDA is committed to the improvement of facilities in our 31 SDA Districts. We are pleased to see this project advance in partnership with the Orange School District and community.”

The SDA is the state agency responsible for fully funding and managing the new construction, modernization and renovation of school facilities projects in 31 SDA districts. Since the program’s inception, the SDA has provided funding for and management oversight of more than 850 completed school facilities projects in SDA districts, in addition to executing approximately 5,400 grants for Regular Operating Districts New Jersey. SDA’s current portfolio of active projects is valued at approximately $2 billion.