NJSDA awards contract to CBRE | Heery to construct the new Camden High School

The New Jersey Schools Development Authority announced recently it has awarded a $2.6 million contract to Philadephia-based CBRE | Heery  to construct the new $133 million Camden High School.

The NJSDA board of directors approved the contract on Jan. 2.

“A new Camden High School will provide the city with a modern, innovative, educational environment that will help Camden students reach for their dreams,” Lizette Delgado Polanco, SDA CEO, said. “Together with the Camden School District, local officials and the community, we will fulfill the SDA’s commitment of positively impacting the lives of the students in Camden through the construction of this new high school.”

The two-story school will be approximately 270,000 square feet and will include four small learning communities, gymnasiums, a cafeteria, auditorium and media center. It will educate more than 1,200 students.

The project will be completed in two phases and is will create about 1,000 construction and ancillary jobs.

The first phase, which included demolition of the former Camden High School and associated site work, is complete. The second phase began October 2018 through a design-build contract.

Construction is slated to begin in Spring 2019 and the new school is scheduled to open to students in September 2021.

“We are very excited to work again with the NJSDA as construction manager for the new Camden High School,” Bob Monser, CBRE | Heery Management director, said. “As construction manager, we will help the contractor complete the project on time and on budget.”