Belmont is nearly ready to welcome students on September 8. Here’s another look into the interior of Belmont Secondary School.
It has been one year since ground first broke on the new high schools in SD62 and construction at Royal Bay and Belmont Secondary continues to be on time and on budget. The new high schools are halfway through the two-year build process.
Belmont Secondary, situated between Glen and Langford Lake is 80% structurally complete. By October, the roof is expected to be finished and by November Belmont will be mostly locked down with windows and doors installed. Finishing work on the school will begin in the new year. Belmont is built for 1,200 students and features one large gymnasium that can be split into two full-sized playing courts, a neighbourhood learning centre for day care and post-secondary classrooms, seven science labs and one multipurpose lab, and a theatre with seating for 300 people. Belmont is built to LEED Gold certification. Yellowridge Construction Ltd. was awarded the contract for the $53.9 million dollar school in June 2013.
Royal Bay Secondary, with its views of the Pacific Ocean is 98% structurally complete. The new high school will be 75% sealed within the next week, and the walls are 60% framed. Finishing work will begin the end of September, which includes dry wall, flooring, cabinets, and light fixtures and will continue over the next year. The asphalt rubber track will have its asphalt poured within the next month. Royal Bay features a teaching kitchen, theatre seated for 350 people, rooftop basketball court, asphalt rubber track, and neighbourhood learning centres. D.G.S. Construction was awarded the contract for the $40.8 million dollar school in June 2013.
Construction work at the Belmont Secondary site continues to be on time and on budget. The gymnasium floor, which will house the Belmont Bulldogs, has been poured. The second floor of the two-storey building is also prepped and partially poured, and the multi purpose staircase is underway.
Royal Bay Secondary
Construction work at the Royal Bay Secondary site continues to be on time and on budget. The steel framework for the three-storey building is in place and the first flour is poured. Mechanical and electrical work is currently being installed on all floors. The steel roof is being framed over the theatre, which will hold up to 350 students.
Enjoy the construction photos that appear here in the home section. Each construction update is also available under the schools’ tabs. For example, click on Royal Bay’s drop down menu and you will see Royal Bay Construction.
Belmont Secondary is 20% complete. The pouring of the second floor is in process and the exterior walls will be completed in the spring. Over the next two weeks construction crews are going to pour the slabs for the gym and shop areas which are located at the back of the building. As the weather warms up, civil work will continue on the site to define the fields, and all drainage and underground works that go into servicing the property. Belmont Secondary is on time and on budget.
Take the virtual tour of Belmont Secondary – Opening 2015!
We wanted to let you know that both the new Belmont and Royal Bay Secondary Schools are on time and on budget.
Since the ground breaking in September, the new Belmont has had its foundation poured and is taking shape as the block columns go up.
Royal Bay is right behind them with the foundation being poured this week and next week.