Lockwood’s building improvements are progressing. The school’s new PE storage room is completed, providing much needed additional space. Additionally the flooring replacement in the PE office, cafeteria and the adjacent foyer was completed.
This project also included replacing the current gym air handling unit with a new, custom unit that includes hot water heating, along with the installation of new, small gas-fired boilers in the mechanical room to provide heat for the new air handling unit. While this work was scheduled for completion in September, supply chain constraints have delayed the arrival of the new boilers and the air handling unit. The team implemented its contingency plan which includes keeping the original boiler and air handler in place until the arrival of the new equipment. The older equipment is fully operational and safe. The replacement will improve the gym’s HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system operation and efficiency, as well as reduce the annual utility consumption and carbon output. At this time, the project team expects the boilers and air handlers to be installed during Winter Break.
These important building improvements are made possible thanks to the generous support of Northshore voters who approved the 2018 bond.