Foulem Construction Lte wins bid to build $22.7-M francophone school in Moncton, N.B.
By Andrew SnookConstruction Infrastructure
The City of Moncton, N.B. will have a new school for the 2013-14 school year.
New Brunswick’s Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams, along with Moncton Crescent MLA John Betts, Mayor of Moncton Georges LeBlanc, and various school district officials and future students recently took part in a sod-turning ceremony to mark the beginning of the school’s construction.
Caraquet, N.B.-based construction company Foulem Construction Ltée won the bid for the future two-storey, 118,898 sq. ft. building, which will be constructed on 25.4 acres of land, located at 701 Ryan Rd. in Moncton, N.B.
The K-8, $22.7-million school will be built in accordance with the Province of New Brunswick’s Green Building Policy and feature: two gymnasiums, 27 classrooms; a library; a cafeteria; rooms for art, music, science and technology; a sports field and a playground.
Williams said the school will meet a growing need in the community and that it will be equipped with the latest technology, provide an excellent learning environment for students and be designed to meet the needs of teaching staff and administration.
The school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013.