November 27, 2018
New school for Richard McBride: We want to hear from you!
The public is welcome to share ideas and aspirations for a new Richard McBride Elementary School at an upcoming community consultation on Wednesday, December 5.
The drop-in feedback session will be held in the gymnasium at Richard McBride Elementary School between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. The school is located at 331 Richmond Street.
Community input is valued as we launch the first phase of the design process. A second opportunity for public consultation will be held in early spring when we will share our progress. Notification postcards will be delivered to residents in the Richard McBride neighbourhood this week.
See related: Postcard Invitation to Community Consultation
New and improved schools on the way for New Westminster students (BC Ministry of Education)
The BC Ministry of Education announced a $22.6 million seismic replacement for the current 89-year-old building on March 9, 2018. A new school will ensure students learn, grow and thrive in a welcoming, inclusive, safe and modern school environment.
In August, management of the replacement project was awarded to Cascade Facilities Management Consultants, the successful bidders following a request-for-proposal process.
In September, IBI Architectural Group was selected from 10 competing firms to provide architectural design services for the project.
The architects will be on site during the December 5 community consultation, with visuals, posters and floor plans of existing schools in Metro Vancouver to inspire ideas and discussion.
Completion of the new school is expected in 2021.