Groundbreaking: Walsh School District PK-12 School
GH Phipps Construction Companies recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the new $25.3 million Walsh School District PK-12 school. The event, which marked the start of construction of the new school, included local officials, partner representatives and community members, as well as Superintendent and Walsh Junior and Senior High School Principal Corey Weiss and Walsh School Board President Tim Hume.
GH Phipps is serving as the general contractor for the project. Diversified Consulting Solutions is the owner’s representative and Wold Architects and Engineers is the architect. Additionally, the project is being built in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education BEST grant program. The district was awarded the BEST Grant in 2021, following multiple applications, for nearly $34 million.
“We’re very honored to be working on this newest school for the Walsh School District and part of an outstanding team,” said Tyler Read of GH Phipps. “GH Phipps has established ourselves as the preeminent builder of new education facilities throughout Colorado and we’re proud of the faith and confidence educators and communities put in our work.
The new 34,200-square-foot building will include updated learning environments, offices, a kitchen, and a cafeteria. The new school takes the place of the district’s currently aging facilities, many of which have become challenging and costly to maintain.
The new facility will be constructed on the southern half of the current Jr./Sr. high school site, and the existing elementary and high school buildings will remain in place and operational during construction. Construction is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2024.