The $40 million 130,000-SF Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Sherwood Middle School serves 900 public school students in grades 5 and 6. The new model school facility was safely constructed under budget and opened one semester ahead of the originally planned opening. After occupancy of the new school, the old school was demolished, followed by construction of access roadways, parking, and a baseball field.
As the owner’s project manager, PMA represented the interests of the Town of Shrewsbury beginning with the feasibility study phase of design through the contract documents stage of the design. PMA reviewed and reconciled construction cost estimates, conducted constructability reviews, reviewed contract documents, and supported the town in obtaining funding for this project from the MSBA. During procurement, PMA managed the Town of Shrewsbury’s selection of a CM at-risk firm, solicited and reviewed statements of qualifications from trade contractors, managed the bid process, assisted with the review of contract documents, and supported the town with opening trade contract bids.