New School Building Update and Plans
May 2017: Phase 1 of the Banff Elementary replacement school is 97% complete. A connector to join the old building with the new has been constructed. Many of the classes will be moving into phase 1 over the summer. Rest assured current Gr. 6 students….Grade 7 will be in phase 1! A few classes will remain in the current building on the Squirrel Street side of the school. We will also continue to use the library and gymnasium until phase 2 is completed.
With the government’s recent approval to proceed with Phase 2, bids for prime consultant and general contractor were submitted as per the provincial government’s required RFP tendering process. Based on a weighted scoring system, GEC has been appointed the Prime Consultant for architectural services for Phase 2 which is expected to break ground in August 2017 with a proposed completion date of September 2018. Phase 2 will include the Town of Banff’s contribution to expand the new gym (it will be even larger than our current gym!) and a Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) space.
Please click here to review the building plans.