Ontario Construction News staff writer.
The provincial government has given the Windsor Catholic school board the go-ahead to construct a new $27 million building for its Central High School, DataBid.com reports.
The Windsor-Essex County District School Board told CBC News that the announcement from the provincial government was a major milestone for the school, which as been waiting years for this announcement.
An article in Yahoo! News says the current building at 441 Tecumseh Rd. E. does not have air conditioning and many rooms are way too small. Some students have even had to go to a different location for some of their classes.
The new school structure is expected to have room for 938 students, compared to the current school’s 700-student capacity. The school community is very diverse and includes many newcomer families.
Last year the Catholic board said it hired +VG Architects to develop a design. The board expects to receive tender pricing from a list of contractors and award a contract in early March.
Construction on the new building at 2465 McDougall St. is expected to begin later this year and hopefully open in the fall of 2022, DataBid.com reported.