Construction has begun at the future site of the new joint-use facility replacing Argyle School and École St. Pius X elementary schools in Regina.
Quorex Construction Services Ltd. was awarded the contract to build the schools and has already started digging the foundation.
The building will be 11,050 square metres and accommodate 400 students at each school. A government press release added that the schools will be built to expand capacity to 500 students if needed, by adding relocatable classrooms.
SaskBuilds and Procurement Minister Jim Reiter said starting construction is an important milestone for the project.
“This state-of-the-art facility will have a positive impact on students in Regina for generations,” Reiter said in a press release.
Construction is expected to be completed by the summer of 2023 meaning the schools should be ready to welcome students for the 2023-24 school year.
The design features a two-storey structure for the new Argyle School and a three-storey structure for the new St. Pius X school.
“This unique design provides a distinct architectural personality for each school,” the press release said.
The two schools will be connected through a common area and a wide corridor that will run between each school’s gym.
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