Transportation and Works
April 2, 2019

Contract Awarded for Renovations to Bishop Feild Elementary

The Provincial Government has awarded Eastern Contracting Ltd. a contract for $3.6 million to repair Bishop Feild Elementary in St. John’s.

The scope of work includes structural repairs, new ceilings, new LED lighting, a new alternate exit from the gymnasium, demolition of an abandoned boiler room and chimney, and repairs and improvements to the exterior, brick, stone, foundations and buttresses.

A complete structural assessment, ceiling demolition and design work for the building rehabilitation has already taken place.

The work is anticipated to be completed in December 2019. Students and staff will return to the school in January 2020.

Quotes
“It has always been our priority to get students and staff back into the school as soon as possible, but we also had to take all necessary steps to make sure they can return to a safe building. We’re looking forward to these repairs being completed and having them return to the school in the next school year.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

“We are pleased to see these important renovations moving forward and will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure that the safety of students and staff is always top of mind in all of our schools across the province.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

“The district is pleased to see this contract awarded and the project moving forward as planned. We thank the school community for its patience as work continues to ensure Bishop Feild students and staff can return to a safe teaching and learning environment.”
Tony Stack
CEO/Director of Education, Newfoundland and Labrador English School District

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Media contacts
Brian Scott
Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 725-9201
brianscott@gov.nl.ca

Tina Coffey
Education and Early Childhood Development
709-729-1692, 687-9903
tcoffey@gov.nl.ca

Cheryl Gullage
Newfoundland and Labrador English School District
709-758-0032, 697-5856
cherylgullage@esdnl.ca

2019 04 02                              3:50 p.m.