Gilbane Inc. Chosen Construction Manager for New School Project

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By John Lynds

The School Building Assistance Committee (SBAC) announced that it has officially chosen Gilbane Inc. as the construction manager for the new middle/high school project.

“The School Building Assistance Committee is pleased to have Gilbane join our team as Construction Manager as we progress in bringing the plans for the community’s new middle high school building to life,” said SBAC Co-Chair Mary Lou Osborne.

The SBAC voted last month to have Skanska negotiate terms on its behalf with Gilbane Inc.

Gilbane Inc., based in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the largest privately held family-owned real estate development and construction firms in the industry. Gilbane is a three-time member of the “Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 2009, 2010, and 2011.

In October the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) voted to approve the town’s plans to build a new Winthrop High/Middle School. Voters approved the project on November 5.

The plan is to tear down the existing high school and build a brand new facility that would house both a high school and middle school that would operate independently of one another.

Last January the SBAC voted 14-4 in favor of building a new Middle School and High School during a joint Winthrop School Building Assistance Committee/Winthrop School Committee meeting.

The cost of the project would be 82,950,000. The projected cost and cap set by Winthrop would be 42,975,000. The rest will be funded by the state.

The next SBAC meeting is scheduled for April 28th at 6 p.m. at the Cummings School multi-purpose room.

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