A new elementary school in Haymarket is being designed and constructed under US Green Building Council guidelines. Among other elements of the program, the green building concept means that some recycled and recyclable construction materials are used. The School Board awarded a construction contract on February 6 for the school, adding 850 student seats to the rapidly growing area. The school, which is located near the intersection of Haymarket Drive and Mercury Avenue, is scheduled to open in September 2014.
The architect of the school, Moseley Architects, adapted the design plans used for Gravely Elementary School in Haymarket for the new site. Adapting existing designs reduces the cost of new construction. The lowest bidder on the elementary school was Scheibel Construction, at $18,788,000. Construction of the school is included in the Approved Capital Improvements Program, Fiscal Years 2013–22 which details the need for new construction, renewals of existing facilities, and the upgrading and maintenance of the School Division’s infrastructure.
Details on a groundbreaking ceremony will be announced in the spring.
Address: Haymarket, VA 20169