NEW LONDON HIGH SCHOOL
Location: New London, Connecticut
Area: 264,000 Square Feet
Completion: In Progress
New London High School Multi-Magnet Campus will be an inter-district magnet school attracting students from surrounding communities. The $108M project will house 1,775 students in grades 6-12 following three academic pathways: STEM, Visual and Performing Arts, and International Baccalaureate.
The plan consists of a new 80,000 SF addition that will be designed in front of the existing school and improve the curb appeal along Jefferson Avenue. This addition will include a new front entrance to the school, an expanded arts program with dance, choral, and band spaces, and new administrative offices.
The remainder of the existing building will be fully renovated and will include a new cafeteria and kitchen converted from the former pool area, a new space for the culinary arts education program, a renovated auditorium, and a renovated gymnasium complete with ADA-compliant locker rooms. The existing walls and general layout will remain the same but the work will include all new finishes and an entirely new envelope and M/E/P/FP infrastructure.
The construction will occur in Phases. The first phase will be the construction of the new parking lot, bus loop, parent drop-off on the southern side of the existing school. Phase two is the new addition with renovations to the existing Gymnasium Building. The final Phase is the renovation of the academic building.
Work will proceed while students are attending classes and the newly constructed addition, once completed, will be used as swing space while other sections of the school are renovated.