School District 79 - Cowichan Secondary School

cowichan high

Project Status:  Design

City/Town: Duncan

Project Scope:  This project includes a new, seismically safe Cowichan Secondary School that will benefit the community for generations. The new, seismically safe school will have capacity for 1,100 students, eliminating the need for portables. It will include a new sports field and neighbourhood learning centre and will be built on the Cowichan Place property next to Vancouver Island University’s Cowichan Campus. The new neighbourhood learning centre will be used for community programming, such as childcare, to further benefit people in the Cowichan Valley.

Estimated Project Value:   $79.9 million

News Release:  A new modern school coming for Cowichan Secondary students

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Estimated Project Milestones

Tender and Award: Spring 2021
Construction Initiation: Spring 2021
Occupancy: Winter 2024 (January)

Project Updates

School District Project Contact

Project Manager: Jason Sandquist, Secretary-Treasurer