Built in 1951, Manchester Memorial Elementary School has exceeded its useful life, is structurally and functionally obsolete, and is increasingly costing more money to maintain. The building is inefficient, not ADA compliant, and doesn’t meet 21st century educational needs.
Following a comprehensive evaluation of proposed options, the School Building Committee determined that the best option is to build a new school on the existing Memorial Elementary School site.
The new 77,102 SF school will be two stories, reducing the size of the building footprint which will improve pedestrian and vehicular circulation and provide ample space for updated play areas.
During the first phase of construction, all daily operations will take place in the existing building while classroom areas in the new school are built. Upon completion of the first phase, students will transition to classrooms in the new building, and the existing gymnasium, cafeteria and auditorium will be used while their replacements are constructed during the second phase of construction. Once the new building is complete, all operations will move to the new school, the existing structure will be demolished, and final site work and new hardscape areas will be completed.
Owner Manchester Essex Regional School District
Completed 2021 est.
SQ. FT. 77,102