The New Westminster school district is on the hunt for an architectural firm to design the upcoming expansion at Queen Elizabeth Elementary School.
The B.C. government announced $20 million in funding in June to pay for a 325-student expansion at the Queensborough school.
The expansion will include 13 classrooms, a multipurpose activity/gymnasium area, special education room, washrooms, storage rooms and a “neighbourhood learning centre” space that will be used for child care, according to documents on the B.C. Bid website.
Dave Crowe, the district’s director of facilities, noted the district completed work on the site over the summer, moving existing portables away from the area where the new expansion will be built.
The school district has put out a request for proposals for architectural services, which closes Sept. 28. After that, Crowe said, the district will be hoping to award a contract to the successful architectural firm within a week or so.
Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2022, with the expansion completed in early 2024.