NWSS Replacement Project - Construction Notices

New Westminster Secondary School Replacement Project

Construction Notices

We are now in the construction phase of our New Westminster Secondary School Replacement Project – a $106.5 million, state-of-the-art new home for one of British Columbia’s largest high schools!

Scheduled to open in September 2020, our future New Westminster Secondary School will accommodate 1,900 grade 9 to 12 students in a 21st century learning environment.that meets today’s standards for modern learning, safety and accessibility, while incorporating the latest sustainable energy management systems.

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Construction Updates

  • April 20, 2018:  Skatepark Demolition Starts Next Week

Eight days are scheduled for the mechanical demolition of the Mercer Stadium Skatepark starting April 25 following a weather-related delay last week. Moderate noise will be associated with the use of a concrete saw.  For updates on the City of New Westminster’s plans for a new Destination Skatepark, click here.  Also on April 25, site establishment work involving shallow excavation will begin, weather permitting.


  • April 13, 2018: Weather Impacts 

The weather is always a factor in construction projects – and the week from April 8 to 12 saw a delay in the process of site stripping and shallow excavation due to heavy rains and site saturation.  However, site establishment work is scheduled to continue through the month of April.  At this stage, the delivery and set-up of construction trailers has been completed.  In the coming week – weather permitting – the demolition of the Mercer Stadium skatepark will begin and is expected to continue through to April 20.


  • Mercer Stadium Skatepark Closed as of April 3, 2018

Construction of the new school is now underway. Mercer Stadium Skatepark will be closed for demolition starting Tuesday, April 3, 2018. For updates on the City of New Westminster’s plans for a new Destination Skatepark, click here.

This phase of construction will include site condition preparations, protection of trees on the site perimeter, and removal of the upper layer of top soil (‘site stripping’) prior to work. Trailers for first-aid, storage and office support will be set up between April 9 to 17.

Impacts at this time will include moderate noise associated with mechanical demolition of the skatepark between April 3 and April 13, as well as low noise from excavation activities associated with site preparation work. Minor traffic disruption, mainly in the laneway, can be expected between April 9 to 17 in relation to trailer set-up.

Please note that the Massey Theatre is expected to remain fully operational throughout the construction phase of the New Westminster Secondary School Replacement project.



 

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