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New Jersey Schools Development Authority Elliott Street Elementary School

As design build partner Gilbae is contributing to this new three-story K-8 facility in Newark that will give students and faculty a safe and secure place to grow.

In 2011 the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (NJSDA) embarked on a Capital Program that includes the design and construction of multiple schools, including the Elliott Street Elementary School, to address educational needs across the state. Gilbane was chosen to provide design build services for a new facility in inner city Newark.

The school is a new three-story facility designed to educate 848 students from kindergarten through eighth grade in inner Newark. The building is being constructed on the site of the former school which was demolished following a fire that damaged the majority of the facility.  The project site encompasses nearly a city block, with residential houses bordering the east elevation. The building includes general classrooms, specialized instructional classrooms and labs, media center, multi-purpose assembly room, cafeteria and gymnasium, as well as administrative and support facilities. The site work includes earthwork, physical education and play areas, parking and fencing.

Client Value

Gilbane’s involvement during preconstruction resulted in saving the client approximately $60,000 due to a suggested change in the roof materials used for the project.