New Jersey Schools Development (NJSDA) Oliver Street Elementary School
Breathing life into a community through a modern and efficient new elementary school.
Gilbane is providing design build services on the construction of a new K-8 facility, replacing a facility built in 1869.
The new 137,000 SF Oliver Street Elementary School will replace the current antiquated school which was constructed in 1869 and accommodate approximately 850 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The school will offer 30 general use classrooms, four kindergarten classrooms, six pre-kindergarten classrooms, specialized instruction classrooms and labs, a media center, separate cafeteria, gymnasium and multi-purpose room with stage. Exterior construction will consist of physical education and play areas, new parking areas and fencing. The new school will be built using a design-build approach.
The project site encompasses an entire city brown field block previously used for manufacturing. The site work includes significant earthwork to ensure all soil is tested for contaminates. During excavation all existing concrete footings from previous buildings were removed and exported to a facility for recycling.
The project is applying for LEED Silver Certification and will encompass many energy efficient practices including low flow fixtures and lighting controls throughout.
Gilbane removed and recycled all existing concrete footers from previous manufacturing buildings from the brown field site, helping create a safe and healthy environment for future students.