DEW Construction is thrilled to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the highly anticipated Bow Elementary School Addition and Renovations project in Bow, NH, which took place on October 30th, 2023. Despite the rain, the event was a resounding success, bringing together key stakeholders, including DEW Construction, the Bow School Board, H.L. Turner Group, the SAU 67 office, and hundreds of enthusiastic Bow Elementary students. The ceremony featured an exceptional performance by the students, who have been learning about construction, and prepared a special song titled “I’ve Been Watching the Construction.”
The centerpiece of the project is the construction of an 8-classroom addition, totaling 12,850 square feet, in the heart of the campus to address the needs of the growing student population. This addition will include a new elevator and a partial basement to improve accessibility and accommodate a fire pump and sprinkler riser.
Additionally, DEW Construction will oversee a significant interior renovation spanning 57,546 square feet. One of the main focuses of these renovations is the safety and security enhancements to the school, including the installation of secure classroom doors and a central vestibule with a new building access system to monitor and control entry and exit points, ensuring the safety of everyone on the premises. Additionally, the administrative offices will be redesigned to create a modern and functional workspace for the staff.
Furthermore, the project includes upgrading the school’s fire protection and alarm systems to meet current safety regulations. Acoustical ceilings will be installed in various areas to improve sound quality and reduce noise levels, providing a better learning environment for students. The bathroom facilities will undergo renovations to enhance functionality and aesthetics, and electrical upgrades will be made throughout the school.
As the construction progresses, Bow Elementary School is on track to become a secure and innovative facility that will meet the community’s educational needs well into the future. The project is estimated to be completed by early 2025.