New Construction

New Hampshire High School Announces $21M Social Studies Wing

Pinkerton Academy High School in Derry, N.H., recently announced plans to build a $21-million replacement social studies wing, according to a news release. The existing structure was built in the 1970s as a temporary space and no longer meets the needs of the growing student population or the academic programs housed there.

According to a presentation on the school’s website, the new wing will cover 30,275 square feet and stand three stories tall. The first floor will house the ACT office and nurse station, as well as five classrooms and 10 specialized spaces. The second floor will house seven classrooms and five specialized spaces, including student breakout rooms and a teachers’ room. The third floor will house eight classrooms and administrative space.

“The design of the building and location is done in a cost-effective way to not only meet NEASC accreditation requirements, but also and most importantly, meet the current and future needs of the programs that it will house—while also having the flexibility for expansion in the future, should the need arise,” according to the school’s website.

The school is partnering on the project with Eckman Construction. Demolition of the current space and construction is scheduled to begin this summer, with an estimated completion date of December 2024.

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