Pender board approves design-build contract for new K-8 school
BURGAW, N.C. (WECT) - The Pender County Board of Education awarded a design-build contract for a new K-8 school during a meeting Monday morning.
The board voted unanimously in favor of Bordeaux Construction Company, Inc., out of Morrisville.
The contract calls for the construction of a school for 2,000 students (1,200 middle school, 800 elementary) with an estimated project budget up to $111 million.
An estimated final completion date of July 2026 is noted in the contract.
According to documents provided by the county, the purchase of the 145-acre plot cost $6 million. The land is located along NC 210, near its intersection with US 17.
“The purpose of this 145 acre purchase is for a future K-8 School facility to educate the children of this rapidly growing area. The due diligence has been completed and determined satisfactory for the circumstances by the Design-Build team for the project and the suitability confirmed with Board of Education and their Management Team,” the county-provided documents state.
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