At the start of summer 2015, construction was nearly complete in the dining commons, library, music, and administration areas. In addition, demolition work began on E and C wings with demolition of existing spaces and walls on the site’s north side. When school opened in August 2015, students and teachers were thrilled to occupy the new spaces. Classrooms in the A and B wings and modular classrooms on two sides of the building were put in use for classroom space.
Phase II: C Wing
The first of three academic wings to be renovated is C wing. After summer demolition, the wing was taken down to its original concrete structure and structural steel braces were installed. A new façade will be installed to match the materials used in Phase I. As with all academic wings, the most exciting change to the existing wing will be new, sun-filled learning spaces. Classrooms will be relocated to the exterior perimeter, where there will be an abundance of natural light. All new classrooms will include up-to-date technology and furniture.
C-Wing spaces include:
- Technology labs
- Art classrooms
- Science classrooms, with labs
Phase II: E Wing
The largest wing in the school is also getting a major upgrade. Summer demolition resulted in the removal of all interior walls. Exterior facades will be re-faced with new materials. E Wing is the nerve center of the site as all electrical, heating, plumbing, and telephone/data service enter the building here.
The gymnasium area is being upgraded with new work-out spaces and restrooms. New lighting, backboards, and paint will update this space. Students will soon be able to access this area from the second floor or the school with the completion of a connector tunnel.
The new layout on the first floor of E Wing includes:
- Athletic offices and locker rooms
- Television studio
- Storage areas
- Custodial spaces
Scheduled Completion of Phase II
This second phase is scheduled to be completed at the end of the summer of 2016. We look forward to sharing this beautiful new learning space with the Winchester community!