Location

Edmonton, AB

Client

Edmonton Public Schools

Value

$9.9 million

Completion

November 2018

North Edmonton’s Caernarvon Elementary School was built in 1975. The original school was 2,272 m2 and was expanded by 862 m2 in 1976 and again in 1992 by 638 m2 accommodating approximately 500 students.
The addition and modernization project consisted of the demolition of the 1976 expansion area; construction of a 925 m2 addition to the existing building which included five classrooms, student flex space and a music room; four new modular classrooms; and a new student drop-off loop.
The existing building required a complete overhaul of its mechanical and electrical systems, reconfiguration of the school’s main office including the Principal and Vice-Principal offices, constructing new meeting rooms, staff workroom and washroom spaces, new front entrance and total cosmetic modernization of the school’s remaining spaces. The cosmetic modernization included the introduction of new millwork, paint, ceiling, flooring, tack board, whiteboard, and washroom materials.
The gymnasium was fitted with new paint, acoustic panels, and basketball backstop amenities along with refinishing of existing hardwood floors. Finally, new exterior siding materials were introduced to produce a unified exterior appearance.
Construction began in April 2017 with substantial completion in November 2018. Work was completed in phases while the school remained occupied and fully operational for staff and students.

Delivery Method

Stipulated Price

Architect

Workun Garrick Partnership

Mechanical

KFR Engineering

Electrical

MCW Hemisphere Ltd.

Structural

Protostatix Engineering