New P-8 school continues to take shape

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 11:15am
Anthem

Contractor hopes to begin steel work in August

With another month of construction finishing, the structure continues to emerge for the new P-8 school in the Anthem community of Broomfield.

The most noticeable site development in July was the first of the school’s three 45-foot stair towers rising out of the ground. Concrete foundation work also continued as the outline of the 142,000 square-foot school becomes more defined. Foundation work was expected to wrap up in July. Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) Site Superintendent Kevin Harrison points out that there will be enough concrete used in the project to fill the equivalent of four Olympic size swimming pools.

July Highlights

Started gym masonry wall work

Started underground plumbing and electrical in area C on the east side of the building

Installed all the geothermal headers in the parking lot for the school’s geothermal heating and cooling system

Continued with the installation of site utilities (storm piping and water)

Looking ahead to August

Beginning of steel work

Start of work on curb and gutter in the west parking lot so it can be paved in September

Continuation of structural masonry (gym, stair towers and elevator shaft)

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The new preschool through eighth-grade facility is being built on a 13-acre site in Anthem Highlands, a planned community of about 2,600 residential units, located near state Highway 7 and Interstate 25. The school is eventually expected to serve between 900 – 1,000 students.

The construction of the new school is possible thanks to voter support of a $350 million school construction bond in November 2016.