BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. (WSPA) – An update on the plans for the new Boiling Springs High School was given at the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday.
Representatives from Jumper Carter Sease Architects and Thompson Turner Construction presented some new renderings of the school at the meeting.
“We are now working diligently with the school faculty, architects and contractors to design a building that will meet the needs of our students for decades to come,” Superintendent Scott Mercer said. “It is exciting to see the renderings as the project takes shape.”
The project is currently in the site-planning phase.
During this phase, they are primarily focused on:
- establishing the position of the building in relationship to the site keeping in mind access and connectivity to the existing BSHS and solar orientation
- providing a safe and secure setting
- the indoor/outdoor connection, incorporating views and natural daylight throughout the building
- developing a welcoming and clear identity for the site that will be pleasing to the community
- laying out a timeline for future phases of construction
Architects and builders will continue to meet with the faculty and administration at BSHS to collaborate on the design of the school.
“We are a family. And as we make decisions at Boiling Springs High School and in Spartanburg School District Two, they are family decisions, ” said BSHS Principal Chuck Gordon. “It becomes more special when it is something you put your personal thumbprint on.”
The size of the new school will be about 320,000 square feet.
It will have 85 classrooms and a number of other instructional areas, such as science labs and collaborative workspaces.
Specific details on other amenities, like the auditorium and gymnasium, are still being finalized.
The new Boiling Springs High School is set to open in the fall of 2019.
A ground-breaking date has not been set yet, but it is expected to happen in late April or early May.
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