By Eric Althoff
HOUSTON—General contractor Cadence McShane Construction has commenced building two new schools for the Port Neches-Groves Independent School District in Texas. Cadence McShane is overseeing construction of the new schools, which are to be called Port Neches Intermediate School and Groves Intermediate School. The construction work commenced in April and is set to be completed in August of next year.
VLK Architects designed the two schools, which will be all but identical in appearances. Each school will encompass 106,000 square feet and be able to host 750 children in grades three through five.
The scope of the project required first demolishing Woodcrest Elementary school. Port Neches Intermediate School is being built next to an existing elementary school and Groves Intermediate School in an empty field.
Each school will offer a media library, cafeteria, computer labo, science and art wing, as well as a special education wing.
A statement released by Cadence’s Houston office called the project an exciting chance to “provide the students of Port Neches and Groves with a learning environment where they can be the best versions of themselves.”
“We are excited to work with the Port Neches-Groves School District and CBRE Project Management, and hope to form a lasting relationship,” added Colby Rose, vice president and general manager of Cadence, in a recent statement about the projects.
Both schools will be ready for the 2022-2023 school year.