Build with Purpose | Greater Brunswick Charter School
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Greater Brunswick Charter School


Greater Brunswick Charter School 429 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

Project Snapshot/Data

  • Service provided by Build with Purpose: Project Manager / Construction Owner’s Rep
  • Completion Date: October 2010
  • Size: 40,000 sq. ft.
  • Students Served: 360, Grades K-8
  • Architect: SSP Architectural Group
  • Contractor: Structural Concepts
  • Total Development Cost: $7.6 Million

Schools and Community Facilities
About This Project

Twelve years after it first opened its doors, Greater Brunswick Charter School finally has the building of its dreams. Thanks in part to the work of Build with Purpose, the school began the 2010 school year in its newly expanded facility. The expansion doubled the size of the facility to a total of 40,000 square feet. The charter school has been at its current location since 2003 but occupied only half of the building renting the other half to small businesses. But with the tenants gone as of 2009, construction crews began transforming the vacant space into a top-notch educational facility.

Workers erected the metal framework for more than a dozen classrooms and a gymnasium with a regulation-size basketball court (shown above). The school’s former community room was converted into a media center and classrooms, a new faculty room was added, and an old classroom grew large enough to accommodate the music program. GBCS and Build with Purpose celebrated the completion at a building dedication on October 27, 2010.

Read more about the client
GBCS school website

Press Releases
Greater Brunswick Charter School dedicates new construction
Charter school enjoying a much larger facility
READS helps school to secure $7.55M financing for expansion