Gilbane Building Company Breaks Ground on Wickliffe Progressive Elementary and Barrington Elementary Schools

New elementary schools are building the future for generations to come

Upper Arlington, Ohio – June 14, 2019 – Recently, officials from Upper Arlington Schools, Gilbane Building Company, Moody Nolan, students and the community gathered to celebrate the official groundbreaking of Wickliffe Progressive Elementary and Barrington Elementary.

Gilbane is currently providing construction management at-risk services for two of the elementary school projects in the Upper Arlington School district. Wickliffe Progressive Elementary will be a new 73,000 SF elementary school featuring 24 classrooms in six learning “neighborhoods”, a new centralized media center, a new kitchen/cafeteria common area and new outdoor learning space. Completion of this school is set for summer of 2020. The Barrington Elementary School project includes a 25,000 SF addition to the existing facility and will feature a renovated kitchen/cafeteria common area, 36 classrooms in six learning “neighborhoods”, a new centralized media center and a new outdoor learning space and playground. This phase of the project will be completed in summer of 2021.

“Gilbane is proud to partner with Upper Arlington Schools on their new elementary school program. We enjoy these types of programs because we’re making a positive impact in the lives of both the current and future students within the district. The support of the community has been phenomenal, and it was exciting to see all the families turn out for the groundbreaking ceremonies. We look forward to a successful program with the district.” – Bob Sewell, Gilbane Building Company Vice President

A third elementary, Windermere, will break ground following the completion of Wickliffe. Windermere students will be relocated from their existing building for one school year, while Gilbane demolishes the existing school and builds the new building at the current site. Windermere will be a new 73,000 SF elementary school featuring 24 classrooms in six learning “neighborhoods”, new centralized media center, new kitchen/cafeteria common area and new outdoor learning space. This school will be open for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 45 office locations worldwide. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com. Gilbane has been providing construction management services in Ohio since 1957.