Colantonio Breaks Ground on Hopkinton Early Elementary School
Hopkinton, MA, November 2, 2016 – Construction Manager Colantonio Inc. recently joined about 75 residents, local and state officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Hopkinton Early Elementary School.
The 82,000 square-foot school features classrooms, a gymnasium, kitchen, cafetorium, art, health, music, and specialized classroom spaces geared for prekindergarten, kindergarten and first grade students. The facility will provide two playgrounds, a play field and connections to adjacent town-owned parcels, including EMC Park. The project will target LEED Silver certification with measures and equipment that reduce water use and optimize energy performance, including a rooftop photovoltaic array.
Jack McCarthy, Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), praised the Hopkinton Elementary School Building Committee (HESBC) for its selection of Compass Project Management, DRA Architects and Colantonio Inc. as their partners. “You chose a great team. I’ve worked with all of them,” he said. “I know this will be done on time and on budget.”
HESBC Chairperson Joe Markey commended the Hopkinton community for its “strength and cohesiveness” in getting the project this far and for being “willing to building something for future generations”. He also thanked the MSBA for its partnership in the process, which “saved the community millions of dollars.”
The project will be completed in August 2018.