At the November 19, 2014 Massachusetts School Building Authority Board meeting, the City of Quincy’s Sterling Middle School project was invited into the next phase to form the project team by selecting an Owner’s Project Manager and Designer and to collaborate on the Feasibility Study. The Feasibility Study Agreement is scheduled to be executed by December 9, 2014.
The MSBA’s press release is below:
State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and Jack McCarthy, MSBA Executive Director, announced today that the MSBA Board voted to invite the City of Quincy to collaborate on a Feasibility Study to look at possible solutions to the deficiencies identified at the Sterling Middle School.
“We are committed to working with Quincy officials to find the best alternative for Sterling Middle School,” said Treasurer Grossman. “This collaboration will develop a cost-effective solution that ensures Quincy students can develop and flourish in a state-of-the art, 21st century learning environment.”
Sterling Middle School is a 73,880 square foot facility and was built in 1926. The District has identified deficiencies in major building systems including boilers, plumbing and electrical.
“This Feasibility Study will carefully examine all potential solutions to help us develop the most effective plan,” stated Executive Director McCarthy. “We look forward to partnering with the District to move this potential project forward.”
The MSBA partners with Massachusetts communities to support the design and construction of educationally-appropriate, flexible, sustainable and cost-effective public school facilities. Since its 2004 inception, the Authority has made over 1,450 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $11 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.
For more information on the process of working with the Massachusetts School Building Authority on school projects, their website can be found here: http://www.massschoolbuildings.org/