Construction moves briskly on STEM Lab renovation
Window, exterior brick installation begins on expansion
Construction continues to move forward on the first phase of the two-year renovation and expansion to STEM Lab in Northglenn. The first phase involves the renovation of the building's existing east wing and the addition of a 25,000-square foot expansion.
Highlights from construction in January 2018
- The exterior “skin” of the 25,000 square-foot east expansion is complete. Construction workers have begun exterior brick work. Windows have also arrived for the new building and installation was set to begin on those as well.
- The new addition’s roof is complete and this allowed the final heating and air conditioning units to be hoisted into their final place in early January.
- Over the winter break, new gas lines as well as a new electrical transformer were installed. These were expected to be turned on over the long President’s Day weekend in February.
- In the existing east wing, renovation work is ongoing. The reconstructed locker rooms are expected to be completed for student use by the end of January.
Construction remains on budget and on schedule with the plan still in place for students and staff to shift to the east side of the building for the 2018-19 school year so demolition and re-construction can begin on the west side of the building.
The renovation and reconstruction project was identified as part of a $350 million school construction bond approved by voters in November 2016. When the school's renovation is completed for the start of the 2019-20 school year, it will allow enrollment to grow from 475 current students to an anticipated 720 students and provide more STEM-learning opportunities for students across the Five Star District.