The Massachusetts towns of Townsend, Pepperell and Ashby officially celebrated the recent completion of the new North Middlesex Regional High School with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 20. Heery-Boston’s Project Management Team along with students, staff and school administrators listened as Massachusetts State Senator Eileen Donoghue, Massachusetts School Building Authority Executive Director Jack McCarthy and Superintendent Joan Landers made speeches praising the project and the teams involved.
The 180,530 square foot building replaces its 50-year-old predecessor and integrates the latest educational technology in support of a 21st century learning environment. The building includes an auditorium, a gymnasium, a TV studio and video production area, a fitness center and weight room, music and art classrooms, science labs, and dedicated engineering fabrication space. Designed to mimic a collegiate student union environment, the two-story building includes a central common area with two-level, spacious learning rooms designed for team project collaboration. The new high school was built with several sustainable components including a solar-ready roof, to maximize the building’s energy efficiency.
Heery was selected by the North Middlesex Regional School District, comprised of three communities bordering the New Hampshire state line, to provide Owner’s Project Management services for the project. The new high school has the capacity to house 870 students.