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Gilbane Building Company Breaks Ground on Sunbridge K-8 School

KISSIMMEE, FL — Gilbane Building Company joined the School District of Osceola County (SDOC) to celebrate the groundbreaking for Sunbridge K-8, located in Kissimmee, Florida. Attendees included Superintendent Dr. Deborah Pace; School Board Member Vice Chairwoman Erika Booth; Dave Sharma, Facilities Director; Ed Napier, Director of Construction Services, Zyscovich; Clint Beaty, Senior Vice President of Operations, Tavistock Development; and Geoff Tucker, Operations Manager, Gilbane Building Company.

SDOC recently selected Gilbane to provide Construction Management-at-Risk Services for the construction of a three-story, concrete tilt-up school designed by Zyscovich, Inc., which will accommodate grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Gilbane has previously worked with the school district completing Tohopekaliga High School in 2018 and Neo City Stem Academy in 2019.

“We are excited to continue our great partnership with SDOC, Tavistock, Zyscovich, and Osceola County. Gilbane looks forward to delivering a revolutionary campus that will serve students, teachers, and our local community,” Tucker said.

Sunbridge, a new region emerging from the developers of Lake Nona, Tavistock, encompasses more than 27,000 acres in both Orange and Osceola counties in the new Weslyn Park neighborhood. With the uptick in development, SDOC, Osceola County, and the developer felt the need to support the growing community and students with a new K-8 school.

Sunbridge K-8 will feature a high-performance building envelope, totaling 159,700 square feet. Construction will include a small mock-up structure (PE storage building) to facilitate high-performance testing. Sunbridge K-8 will showcase a standalone gymnasium building, and site amenities will consist of parent and bus loops with covered canopies and 200 parking spaces. Athletic facilities will consist of a 400-meter running track with a soccer infield, two full-size exterior basketball courts, and additional athletic amenities that will be shared with the community for after-hours use through the developer, Tavistock.

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“The groundbreaking for this new school signifies our communities joining together by investing in the lives of our children and their future,” said Osceola School District Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace.

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