Work on Phase 1 of the renovation of Booth Middle School on South Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City is expected to begin in the coming weeks and be completed in time for the coming school year. Phase 2 of the $13.5 million project will be done next summer.
The Fayette County Board of Education recently approved the guaranteed maximum price of $11,752,415 for the renovation work to be completed in two phases. Total cost for the project, including renovation, furniture, safety and security features, architectural and engineering fees and the energy management system, totals $13.5 million.
A significant percentage of the total cost, approximately $6 million, is reimbursable by the state due to the age of the school, excluding the west wing that was built in 2002. Once reimbursed, the local cost will be approximately $7.5 million.
School system Facilities Director Mike Satterfield said Phase 1 of the renovation, which will total approximately 40 percent of the project, is expected to begin in a few weeks.
Phase 1 will include work on the west wing such as painting, floor coverings, ceiling tiles, lights, roofing and the HVAC system. Phase 1 also includes replacing the roof on the older part of the school, Satterfield said.
The Phase 2 portion of the project, which includes a more extensive renovation of the older portion of the school, will be done next summer, said Satterfield.
At the Carriage Lane location of the new Booth Middle School, Satterfield said grading work has been completed and work on the footings is essentially ready to begin. Construction of the new school is expected to be complete in late 2021, said Satterfield.