Bishop Fenwick High School Master Plan
2016-present Peabody, Massachusetts
Bishop Fenwick High School is a complex of 134,700 square feet of building area on a 50 acre site in Peabody, MA. The goals of this report are two-fold: first, is to establish the existing conditions and needs of the aging facility; and second, is to present an architectural vision for renovation and the development of a modern high school facility.
OPTION A: RENOVATE THE EXISTING BUILDING
The scope to renovate the existing building includes; replacement of exterior windows, doors and hardware, exterior masonry repairs and mechanical, fire alarm and electrical systems upgrades. The scope also includes accessibility renovations including two elevators and two wheelchair lifts and a new enclosed main accessible entry. The Convent would be completely renovated and connected to the main building with a new glass corridor connection. Modular classrooms would be removed and the auditorium and gymnasium completely
Cost: $50.4 million.
OPTION B: RENOVATE AND ADD A NEW GYMNASIUM
The existing Gymnasium is currently undersized at 67 wide by 91 long. To meet today’s standards for size and seating of a student body of 600 the dimensions should be approximately 88’ wide and 120’ long. The alternative of building a new gymnasium and converting the existing gym into a library was studied. This concept also includes the removal of the modular buildings and the convent.
Cost: $54.3 million.
OPTION C: NEW HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING
Option C envisions the construction of a new high school for 600 students. The building would be placed on existing land to the south of the site and would be designed to fit on the site without disrupting the function of the existing school. The new building would have 115,000 gross square feet and would include a central two story entry commons connecting a 600 seat auditorium, gymnasium/athletic complex and three story
administrative and academic wing.
Cost: $49.7 million.