Once complete, the new facility will expand enrollment and serve approximately 1,600 students, upgrading career and technical labs and significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the existing school. Gilbane will construct the new school adjacent to the current, occupied facility without interruption to ongoing operations.
Designed by DRA Architects, with PMA Consultants serving as owner’s project manager, the new Northeast Metro Tech serves students from 12 member communities in Massachusetts, who supported the building project at the ballot box last year.
During ceremonial remarks, former Massachusetts Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo noted the importance of the project. “This is a celebration because I see this school, and all the vocational schools throughout this state, as being major engines for the economy of Massachusetts,” he said.
“We’re excited to mark the official start of this amazing project with the Northeast Metro Tech community,” said Mike O’Brien, Senior Vice President and Business Unit Leader for Gilbane in Massachusetts. “This new school will provide students with a top-notch vocational education, and we’re looking forward to being a part of that as we use this building project as a ‘living classroom’ for the NEMT student body, ensuring the construction of their new school provides applicable learning experiences.”
Northeast Metro Tech is slated for completion by 2026.