Construction is set to begin in January 2023 for a new stand-alone building addition to Viera High School.
The approximately 20,000-square-foot building will be located in the area presently occupied by several portable classrooms.
David Lindemann, the director of planning and project management for Brevard Public Schools, said the total construction costs (which includes furniture and other additions) will be $10 million to $11 million.
“Viera High School is one of the district’s largest enrollments,” Lindemann said. “We need to meet the growing demand of the school.”
W&J Construction, located at 1005 Viera Blvd. in Rockledge, was selected as the design-build team leader for the VHS addition. Other companies working on the project include JTK Architecture, MK Structural Engineering and Construction Engineering Group.
Construction should be completed by the start of the school year in August 2024, Lindemann said.
The new addition will consist of eight classrooms, three science/career and technical skills labs and classroom space for a Career and Technical Education (CTE) carpentry class, the choir program and the Brevard Learners Achieving Successful Transition (BLAST) program. The building will meet Enhance Hurricane Protection Areas (EHPA) standards and will function as a school classroom space and as an emergency shelter.
Lindemann said the portable classrooms will remain on campus during construction.