Gilbane to Renovate and Expand North Haven Middle School
Gilbane breaks ground on the renovation and expansion of North Haven Middle School
North Haven, CT – July 27, 2015 – On July 16, representatives from the Middle School Building Committee, Town officials, State legislators and Middle School students broke ground with Gilbane leading the effort on the Middle School campus.
Gilbane is serving as Construction Manager for the program encompassing construction of a two-story 97,000 SF classroom addition scheduled to be completed in Summer of 2016. Phase two and three encompasses the renovation of nearly 50,000 sf of the existing middle school, including the gymnasium, cafeteria, music and administration areas. Phase four includes the construction of new athletic fields in 2017. Notably, the Middle School renovation and expansion project is the largest school expenditure in the town’s history.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Town of North Haven to renovate and expand this educational facility for the students while working with the town leaders, the community, and our partners on this project,” said John Hawley, Vice President and Connecticut Business Unit Leader. “Today’s school facilities require more technology and flexibility, maximizing all aspects of building sustainability, energy and resource efficiency. We look forward to offering the expertise and lessons we’ve ascertained as one of the leading K-12 facility builders in the nation to ensure that the renewed North Haven Middle School is a source of pride for the entire community for years to come.”
Throughout the duration of the project, Gilbane will continue to work closely with the Town’s Building Committee, Board of Education and North Haven Middle School Administration to ensure the highest priority is placed on student and public protection and safety.
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, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world.
A builder in Connecticut since 1944, Gilbane has grown to become one of the largest providers of construction management services in Connecticut. Gilbane opened an office in Glastonbury in 1984 and has remained a leader in the delivery of comprehensive pre-construction services, construction services and construction administration. In 2014 Gilbane was named Contractor of the Year by Engineering News Record (ENR) for the Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, CT) and the #3 Top Construction Firm in the State of Connecticut in 2013 according to Book of Lists CT. Gilbane is ranked one of the top three best construction firms in the State of CT by the Connecticut Subcontractors Association.