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    Balfour Beatty US Breaks Ground on $39 Million Skyline School in Solana Beach

    June 12, 2017

    Balfour Beatty, Davy Architecture mark event with donation to Solana Beach Schools Foundation to help fund school garden shed

    SAN DIEGO – Balfour Beatty US joined the Solana Beach School District to kick off the reconstruction of the district’s oldest school, Skyline School in Solana Beach, Calif., at a ground breaking ceremony on June 9. Together with the project architect, Davy Architecture, Balfour Beatty presented a donation to the Solana Beach Schools Foundation to help pay for a future garden shed located on the school’s property. 
    Balfour Beatty is providing lease-lease back services to oversee the demolition and reconstruction of the new $39 million, 75,239-square-foot facility consisting of one, two-story classroom building with 27 classrooms, a media center, technology lab, art room and administration/student services. It also will include a kindergarten building with four classrooms, a STREAM (science, technology, research, engineering, arts and math) building, and multi-purpose/music and kitchen building. The project scope includes 9.6 acres of site improvements that include an amphitheater, play courts, garden areas, ball courts, and a decomposed granite track and turf field.
    The new Skyline School will also include several energy conservation features:
    • Energy management system with occupancy sensors in all classrooms and meeting spaces;
    • Air conditioning and heating units that only run during school hours at energy-efficient temperature ranges;
    • Energy efficient light fixtures and air conditioning units;
    • Solar panels installed in the parking lot and the lunch shelter area.
    “We look forward to yet another opportunity to deliver a transformative learning environment where children can thrive,” said Brian Cahill, Balfour Beatty’s California division president. “We appreciate the trust placed in our people and our trade partners to safely transform this beloved and historic campus into a state-of-the-art educational facility.”
    Located at 606 Lomas Santa Fe Dr. in Solana Beach, the project is funded through the General Obligation Bond measure passed by voters in November 2016.