Valley Collaborative Alternative School
Contract Value: $2,865,000
Duration: 4 months
Architect: Ai3 Architects
Owner: Town of Wellesley
Scope of Work
Valley Collaborative Alternative School is a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education-approved public school entity that operates outside the parameters of a traditional public school in much the same way as a charter school.
The project for Boston Building & Bridge was a complete fit-out and renovation of an existing two-story, 42,150 square foot building that was used as a middle and high school for 350 pupils. Extensive exterior construction work included aluminum framed storefronts, EPDM roofing, composite wood decks and metal canopies. The work was completed in two phases on an accelerated schedule with the constraint that the building was occupied and used as a school as the construction work was in progress. The project was completed on time and within budget while the school was in session without interruption.
“A hallmark of working with Boston Building & Bridge is the exceptional customer service provided at every step of the project. The renovation of the Valley Collaborative School had a number of challenges, not the least of which was a non-negotiable deadline for completion (just four months). In addition, the school, which served a sensitive population of students, was in session while the work was being done. The Boston Building & Bridge team did everything possible to mitigate noise and disruption, working late shifts and incorporating unexpected design changes without pushing out deadlines. When issues arose with a subcontractor on the job, Boston Building and Bridge was instrumental in negotiating a solution that met the needs of all parities involved. This team is technically smart and knows how to get things done.”
Tim Bonfatti, President & CEO
Compass Project Management, Inc.