July 19, 2012Consigli Begins Work for New Library Media Center at Whitinsville Christian School
WHITINSVILLE, MA – Whitinsville Christian School and Consigli Construction Co., Inc. of Milford have begun work on a project that will transform the 83-year old school campus and community. The school selected Consigli from a pool of prospective firms to build the new $4.9 million Library Media Center that is slated to open in two phases this fall. The first floor will accommodate elementary students and will open as school returns to session in late August, while the second floor addition will add more than 8,000 square feet of library, classroom, office and technology space for Whitinsville’s high school and middle school students. This second phase is scheduled for completion around Thanksgiving.
Whitinsville Christian Headmaster Lance Engbers is one person who is excited about the school’s project, stating, “We have long served our community with a tremendous academic experience and are delighted to be able to offer our students a facility with enhanced resources and technology. The new Library Media Center will not only provide an exciting learning space, but we expect that it will become the place where students will want to be, for learning and research, as well as for the social advantages it will provide.” Engbers adds, “Our strong sense of community is one of our distinctions, and this space will contribute to that sense of affinity for our students.”
“We are also thrilled that a construction firm such as Consigli was willing to take on our expansion project. They are truly a quality and professional firm with so much experience building in the academic environment, and our relationship with them has only strengthened since construction actually began.”
Whitinsville Christian School serves approximately 550 students from Pre-K through grade 12 from southern central Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The school offers rich extracurricular offerings which include competitive MIAA athletic programs, music, drama, robotics, student government, as well as student-led ministries and peer mentoring across the grades.