Gaffney Elementary School

New Britain, CT

Location: New Britain, CT
Architect: Kaestle Boos Associates
Size: 80,500 sf
Cost: $30 million
Scope of Services: Renovation / Addition
Services: MEP / FP

Gaffney Elementary School is a PreK through Grade 5 school with self contained special education classrooms for district wide students with high needs. With a growing student population and an aging school, the City completed a renovation-as-new of the PK-5 school complete with a new 4,000 sf addition for PreK classrooms and support spaces, a new 9,500 sf addition for additional classrooms, administrative offices, and support spaces. The original 67,000 sf building underwent a complete renovation which included reconfiguring classrooms to provide space for a new art room, chorus/band room, sensory room, and special education classrooms. The cafeteria, gymnasium, and auditorium were refurbished and brightened.

CES provided MEP engineering design for the replacement of the HVAC and sprinkler systems, updating of the technology and security systems, and code compliance improvements including ADA accessibility.