School District 73 - Parkcrest Elementary
Project Status: Design
Project Scope: This project includes a new, expanded, and energy-efficient replacement of Parkcrest Elementary school. The new school will include capacity for more students, a neighbourhood learning centre and a larger gymnasium. This replaces the former school, which was lost to fire in September 2019. The new school will be rebuilt with capacity for an additional 120 students to prepare for expected enrolment growth in the community.
It will be built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards that will help to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while improving the school’s annual energy costs.
The City of Kamloops has committed up to $2.5 million for the additional space required for a larger gymnasium and changeroom facilities for sporting events. The school will also be home to a neighbourhood learning centre. The funding provides an opportunity to create space promoting strong school-community partnerships, using school facilities to meet the needs of children, youth, families and the Brocklehurst neighbourhood.
Estimated Project Value: $37.37 million
News Release: New, larger school for Kamloops students, community
School Website: https://parkcrest.sd73.bc.ca/en/index.aspx
Estimated Project Milestones
Tender and Award: Summer 2022
Construction Initiation: Summer 2022
Occupancy: Spring 2024
School District Project Contact
Project Manager: Art MacDonald, Director of Facilities & Transportation