Portsmouth High School Renovation/Addition
The Portsmouth High School Addition and Renovation project involved the removal of over 20,000 cubic yards of ledge from the site; new construction of approximately 170,000 square feet, which included a three-story steel frame addition, a front entrance addition, a one-story kitchen/cafeteria addition, a music room and a boiler room; complete demolition of 120,000 square feet of the existing structure; removal of the third story of the remaining building; and a free-standing athletic field building.
Approximately 160,000 square feet of renovations were done to the existing facility in addition to a new exterior facade. Completely new mechanical, electrical, sprinkler and water systems were installed throughout.
During all of the constructions phases of the Portsmouth High School, classes were in session without interruption.
On March 8, 2004, administration, teachers and students began their first day of classes in the newly completed addition with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This portion of the facility was turned over to the school district ahead of schedule and within budget.
Renovations of the pre-existing facility were then completed. In October 2004, the School District added a new career center to the project adding to the contract amount and extending construction for an additional year.