Boston Collegiate Charter School

OVERVIEW

W.T. Rich was hired to manage the construction of two additions to the existing 1926 building; an 11,800 SF three-story classroom addition over a renovated parking garage and a 3,100 SF multi-purpose assembly space between the existing 1926 high school and 1914 middle school. Additional scope of work included mechanical and architectural renovations to the existing building along with new windows and site improvements. The project was located on a tight urban site within the middle of a residential neighborhood. Extensive communication between our team and the neighborhood was critical to the success of this project. W.T. Rich updated residents weekly of all construction activities that would directly affect their street and flow of traffic. Additionally, given the tight site and restricted area for project materials, our project team meticulously planned and coordinated all project deliveries to ensure materials were being utilized in the most effective manner. 

HIGHLIGHTS & CHALLENGES

Project Information

Location: Dorchester, MA 

Completion: December 2018

Contract Value: $9.7 million

Size: 13,900 SF

Type: Addition/Renovation

Owner: Boston Collegiate Charter School, Inc. 

Designer: Miller Dyer Spears - Boston, MA

Delivery Method: CM-at-Risk (M.G.L. Chapter 149A)

 

RESULTS

W.T. Rich was able to achieve substantial completion and certificate of occupancy on schedule by December 2018, and classes began shortly thereafter.

“The team from W.T. Rich was amazing to work with. We had a very complex project which involved new construction connected to two older buildings that remained fully occupied during construction in a very densely populated residential neighborhood. The W.T. Rich team understood all of the nuances of this. They kept our students and their safety paramount at all times. They worked shoulder-to-shoulder with us in managing the community relations issues that came up. They ensured that the project was completed on time and on budget, and they delivered a truly beautiful final product that is an amazing home for our school. We are grateful!”   

Sharon Varon, Executive Director
Boston Collegiate Charter School
Addition and Renovation