Royal Bay is coming along great! Interior colours are being painted and the turf field construction is underway.
The City of Colwood has written an article featuring Royal Bay Secondary.
“With the exterior structure 98% complete, Royal Bay Secondary School on the oceanfront in Colwood is attracting a lot of attention. What do people working on the project say about it? Exceptional project…great teamwork…community minded…exceeding expectations.”
Read more to discover what makes Royal Bay Secondary School a unique project.
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.
“It’s not often that a school district simultaneously builds two new high schools, but the Sooke School District on Vancouver Island has been racing to have both facilities open by September 2015.”
Parents/Guardians of students who are attending or have attended Dunsmuir Middle School or who may be interested in learning more about Royal Bay Secondary are invited to attend an information session. This will be held at Dunsmuir Middle School on Monday, April 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the lunchroom. Following this presentation, there will be an inaugural Parent Advisory Council meeting for any parents who would like to stay and attend. If you have any questions, please email Windy Beadall, Principal of Royal Bay Secondary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you driven by the Royal Bay site recently? If you have you will notice that the steel beams are now in place and the secondary school is taking shape. Royal Bay is on time and on budget with 20% of the school completed. Royal Bay is unique in that the steel structure portion of the school is designed off site and constructed on site. Up next is the pouring of the three concrete floors. Construction crews are going to be working on areas 1 and 2 first, which are the classroom blocks.
Take the virtual tour of Royal Bay Secondary – Opening 2015!
The site of the new Royal Bay secondary school was once a gravel pit and School District 62 helped unearth a story that adds to the history of the new school.