Leominster High School


Leominster High School is a public high school comprising of two units: an academic unit and a trade school unit, known as the Center for Technical Education (CTE). The original school was constructed in 1961 with significant additions constructed in 1976 and 1989.

W.T. Rich was hired as the Construction Manager in April of 2011 to lead this comprehensive and complex renovation and new addition project. The school was occupied and operational throughout the school year, and thus heavily phased to accommodate the needs of the school.

The primary scope of work included a comprehensive replacement of all mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment and systems (including a new DDC temperature control system) as well as a complete upgrade to the fire protection system to provide full sprinkler coverage. The project included the complete replacement of all window and storefront systems throughout the school.

In addition, the scope included two new building additions; a 16,000 square foot new addition containing six new science classrooms, and an accessible entryway ramp at the auditorium. The project also included significant interior renovations and upgrades, accessibility improvements, science room renovations and cafeteria upgrades.

Project Information

Location: Leominster, MA

Completion: October 2013

Contract Value: $35 million

Size: 296,000 SF

Type: Renovation / Addition

Owner: City of Leominster, Leominster, MA

Designer: Lamoureux Pagano Associates, Worcester, MA

Delivery Method: CM-at-Risk (MGL Chapter 149A)

"This was a complicated, multi-phased, fully occupied project. W.T. Rich orchestrated the work over 7 major phases in a fashion where every deadline was met for occupancy, and they worked harmoniously with the School, the City, and other team members.  We look forward to working with W.T. Rich on future projects.” 

Rob Para, Jr., Lamoureux Pagano Associates
Leominster High School