New Hart school on sched­ule

The Prince George Citizen - - News -

Con­struc­tion of the new Kelly Road Sec­ondary School re­mains on sched­ule for com­ple­tion by next Septem­ber, School District 57 said Wed­nes­day.

The new school, which car­ries a $44.3-mil­lion price tag, will hold 900 stu­dents and will re­place the orig­i­nal Kelly Road Sec­ondary School, which was built in the early 1960s.

It will also house the lat­est in tech­nol­ogy and de­sign, ac­cord­ing to the school district.

“This is the first time that it’s all be­ing brought to­gether all at once,” said Barry Bep­ple, School District No. 57’s en­ergy and sus­tain­able con­ser­va­tion co­or­di­na­tor.

“We do all of this tech­nol­ogy at in­di­vid­ual lo­ca­tions through­out our district but this is the first op­por­tu­nity we’ve had to build it and bring it all to­gether as a col­lec­tion of all the things we’ve been learn­ing about.

“Peo­ple will liken it to Duchess Park, which was com­pleted in 2010, but it’s dif­fer­ent,” Bep­ple added. “It’s de­signed dif­fer­ently, the spa­ces within it are de­signed dif­fer­ently. There are a lot of fea­ture en­hance­ments to each of the spa­ces.”

The new build­ing sits be­hind the orig­i­nal one at 4540 Han­dlen Road, which will be torn down once it is no longer in use.

That will be­gin dur­ing the fall of 2020 with re­moval of haz­ardous ma­te­rial from in­side the school.

The full de­mo­li­tion could be fin­ished by as early as spring 2021.

Af­ter that, some grad­ing work around the new school will be done, fol­lowed by the in­stal­la­tion of road­ways, bus lanes and park­ing lots.

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