$13-Million Renovations Nearly Complete at Park View

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 18:07 PM

Students will notice several changes when they return to Park View Education Centre on September 7.

South Shore Regional School Board, Director of Operations, Brian Smith, says renovations are nearly complete at the high school in Bridgewater.

Smith says one of the latest updates is a completely finished gymnasium with new lines.

He says minor work is left.

"Some upgrades to the cafeteria and kitchen area and that is in the last stages as well. We're looking forward to this project being completed before students are at school."

The $12.9-million renovation to the 39-year-old building started in early 2016 and includes new gender-neutral bathrooms and an integrated library and learning common.

Smith says there were additional parking spots created for students and a new approach for buses.

"Creating a complete, separate bus zone at one of the entrances so that we will have a very safe area for students to come out on sidewalks for buses."

Smith says an event is being planned for the fall to allow the public to view all the changes.

The building's life has been extended by 20-30 years because of the renovations.

The project is part of the Nova Scotia government's capital plan.