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Upgrades completed at Mooresville elementary schools

Grand opening dignitaries look in on student activity in South School’s new gymnatorium. /Lee Sullivan

MOORESVILLE – Completed additions at South and Park View elementary schools were celebrated Tuesday, with Mooresville Graded School District representatives joining town officials and building partners at dual ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

The $19 million project provides updated facilities for student programming needs and an improved learning environment with essential heating, air conditioning and ventilation system upgrades. Each school also now has a new multi-use gymnatorium.

“The addition of the new gymnatoriums, the expanded kitchens and cafeterias, as well as the new HVAC systems were much needed projects for two of our oldest schools,” MGSD Supt. Jason Gardner said. “We want all our facilities to be worthy of the staff and students who enter their doors each day, and both Park View and South Elementary Schools are excellent schools that now have facilities to match.”

School additions include: 

  • Gymnatorium with court, stage, restroom and before- and after-school areas;
  • Enhanced cafeteria and dining space;
  • Kitchen space layout, equipment and serving line modernization;
  • Renovations and updates to HVAC and building control systems;
  • Restructured parking and site traffic at South; and
  • Restructured playgrounds at Park View.

The school system utilized the design-build method of delivery to design and construct the project, creating a team approach with sole accountability for the project resting with the design-builder. Performance Services served as the design-builder, with team partners McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture leading design and G.L. Wilson Building Company as the general trades construction partner.

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