New Goochland Elementary School
Construction has begun!
Placement of CMU blocks around steel column for gym high walls, sector A (view – southeast, 5/19)
Gym walls starting to rise (4/19/2023)
First footings pored for administrative offices and gym (4/7/2023)
Drone image of cleared and graded building pad (looking southeast, 3/24/2023)
Land cleared and graded for building pad
Entrance being cut off Bulldog Way
5/19/2023 Foundation walls and footings in all three sections completed. On-site water lines laid alongside almost completed sewer and stormwater piping. See time lapse movie through 5/8.
4/28/2023 Structural steel columns raised on gym wall. Continue footings, CMU walls, waterproofing and underground plumbing & electrical - admin area and first half of classroom wing. See time lapse movie through 5/1.
4/21/2023 Work continues on the building pad - footings and underground electrical and plumbing conduits. Concrete walls are going up for the gym. See time lapse movie.
4/7/2023 Topsoil mountain is starting to be sifted and placed in graded areas. Footings pored on admin/cafeteria/gym section of the school. Stormwater system 75% complete. Manholes and large sewer pipes installed. (See drone footage and time lapse movie.)
3/24/2023 Grading continues with the building pad created for footings soon to be pored. Sewer and stormwater pipe being installed on east edge. Construction trailers installed in future bus loop (west edge).
3/7/2023 Timbering complete. Grading of cleared areas proceeding in earnest with sewer lines being installed on site. (see Slide deck)
2/10/2023 Entrance 1 & 2 complete. Silt fences around perimeter complete. Timbering of all impacted areas will proceed when sediment basins are finished.
1/20/2023 First heavy equipment now on site and the main construction entrance is being cut through woods off Bulldog Way.
1/11/2023 - Dr. Raley signed the Shockey construction contract and Notice to Proceed was granted for 1/12/2023. The afternoon kick-off meeting was attended by representatives from GCPS staff and School Board, Stantec, MBP, Shockey and Goochland County.
Significant events - contract signing 1/11/2023, groundbreaking ceremony 2/9/2023; construction trailers installed 3/24/2023; GCPS staff and board member tour of project 4/14/2023
Possible view of new GES main entrance from bus loop
Possible view of new GES reception area with transaction window
Possible view of new GES cafeteria, view from main entrance
Possible view of new GES open library from 2nd floor classroom hallway
Project Timeline (revised 5/2022)
Project design update - Stantec Presentation 5/10/2022
Second Schematic Design - Stantec Presentation 3/29/2022
Project Update and Alternative Options Considered, Dr. Raley presentation to Joint Boards, March 8, 2022.
First Schematic Design - Stantec Presentation 12/14/2021
Images from the GES Design Charette on October 28, 2021:
Images from the GES Design Community Meeting on October 18, 2021:
September 13, 2021 Community Pre-design Presentation (PDF, Stantec)
Images from the Steering Committee's new school tours on September 8, 2021: