By Eric Althoff
BULVERDE, Tex.—International builder Skanska—which is based in Stockholm, Sweden, but operates several offices in the United States—has been hired by the Comal Independent School District to construct a $57 million new school in the far northern suburbs of San Antonio.
The contract with Comal Independent School entails an entirely from-scratch middle school. The facility will offer a sports field, water retention and storage tank, as well as various support structures across the project site’s 40 acres of property.
The heart of the project will be the 170,000-square-foot Comal Middle School #8. When completed, likely in the fall of 2023, Middle School #8 will be able to host over 1,000 students. This expansion work is necessary to relieve overcrowding at other schools throughout the district.
Pfluger Architects is also on board as the architect and engineer for Comal Middle School #8.
Personnel from Skanska’s San Antonio office are now hard at work on the construction project. The firm also works from other Lone Star State offices in Houston and Dallas.