KCBA Staff Tour New Colonial Middle School
KCBA staff members from both offices met for lunch and to tour the currently under construction new Colonial Middle School in Plymouth Meeting, PA on July 13th. Led by Project Manager Jim Keiffer, the
This project entailed a 57,000 sq. ft. addition to the township’s existing 25,000 sq. ft. municipal building. The addition houses an expanded administration center, police department, new 18,000 sq. ft. public library, and a secure police parking garage. Operational and circulation patterns were planned to accommodate the complex spatial relationships of all the different departments as well as common spaces. A primary challenge was a steep grade in the area of the proposed addition and expanded parking. Another notable element was the construction sequence – all work was phased to allow the existing facility to remain fully operational during construction of the addition and a concurrent asbestos abatement initiative in the original building.