LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Halfacre Construction Company, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, has been awarded the contract to construct a new 21,000-square-foot building for Wimauma Elementary School in Hillsborough County.
Built to educational standards, the new addition will house more classroom space for the school’s students. The campus’ existing buildings will remain operational.
“At Hillsborough County Public Schools, we are projecting a need for nearly 38 new schools in the next 15 years to keep up with the number of new families moving into our school district and particularly into the south side of the county,” said Carin Hunt, project administrator for Hillsborough County Public Schools. “The classroom addition, being built by Halfacre Construction Company and designed by Hepner Architects, will provide additional student stations to relieve overcrowding at nearby schools and provide a more cohesive learning environment to meet the needs of families in the Wimauma community.”
Built in 1926, Wimauma Elementary School once served grades kindergarten through twelfth grade, but now houses grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Located at 5709 Hickman Street in the small, rural town of Wimauma, the neighborhood elementary school serves a diverse student body of close to 600 students.
Construction on the $5.4 million project is scheduled to start in fall 2020 with a projected completion date of summer 2021.
About Halfacre Construction Company
As the area’s oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, Halfacre’s foundational strengths stand as evidence that its commercial and industrial construction projects will be delivered on time, within budget, with the utmost integrity and with the expertise and financial strength needed for success. Halfacre Construction also offers its expertise as a green building provider with the resources available to build viable, effective alternatives to reduce energy consumption and preserve natural resources. Staff includes U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in green building practices and who possess a thorough grasp of the LEED Green Building Rating System. For more information, please visit www.HalfacreConstruction.com.