OUR NEW PLACE
Conceptual first-floor, second-floor and site plans as recommended by the SBC at the completion of the feasibility study. Design and Images Credit: SMMA
Next Steps – Kicking off Design Phase
wiThe December 9th, 2019 Town Meeting voted to approve the Hunnewell Project to proceed into the design and bidding phase. The overall management of the project has now transitioned to the Permanent Building Committee per Wellesley by-law. The PBC in conjunction with the project team will now commence the detailed design phase. The project team will also solicit to hire a construction manager to be a partner in the process.
The final Hunnewell Elementary School Educational Program describes the how WPS staffs will deliver education in the new facility.
The feasibility study analysis has confirmed that the Hunnewell students must be relocated off the Hunnewell site during construction. The SBC, project team, School Committee and school administration developed many swing space options for evaluation.
Please visit the Swing Space subpage for further information.
Site considerations. Image Credit: SMMA.
Hunnewell At A Glance
Project Phase: Schematic Design phase
Next Steps: Kicking off schematic design and selection of construction manager.
Type: All-new construction, 74,430 sf
Conceptual Project Cost: $57.5 million, not including swing space costs
Conceptual gym size: 7,000 sf (same size as Sprague School gym, 3x larger than current Hunnewell gym)
Off-street parking spaces: 80
Independent of MSBA project
Using Internal Swing Space model
Design funds request: December 2019
Design/permitting: December 2019-June 2021
Construction funds request: Spring 2021
Construction starts: June 2021
Occupancy: January or Summer 2023
Tied to completion of MSBA project
Using old Hardy and/or old Upham through 2026
Design funds request: 2022
Design and permitting: 2023-24
Construction funds request: 2024
Construction starts: June 2024
Occupancy: January or Summer 2026