Houston, TX – May 5, 2016 – Linbeck Group, a Texas-based, technology-driven building construction firm, announced today that it was awarded construction management contracts by YES Prep Public School System and KIPP Houston Public Schools to add new campuses in the city’s most underserved communities.
YES Prep is expanding its footprint with two campus locations in east and north Houston. With an estimated project budget of $9 million each, the two campuses will serve grades six through 12 and will include classrooms, gym and locker room facilities and administrative offices. The addition of these locations will mark 14 YES schools to be completed by Linbeck. Most recently, the construction firm completed a conversion of the former Levitz Furniture Store into YES Prep Southside.
Serving the communities of South Houston and Pasadena, construction on the new KIPP Southeast (8805 Ferndale) campus is now underway. KIPP Climb Academy (to serve PreK 3-4th grade children) and KIPP Prime College Preparatory (for grades 5-8) will open in August 2016 following an extensive building and site renovation. The estimated project budget is $12.3 million.
KIPP’s Southeast campus is located on a 7.7-acre site with an existing 98,870-square-foot warehouse. The building will undergo complete demolition of interior partitions, doors, ceilings, light and plumbing fixtures. New construction includes roof replacement with skylights, leveling and foundation repair of existing concrete floors, security and data systems, upgraded sprinkler systems, and acrylic, waterproof coating on exterior walls.
Custom separate modular buildings will house a cafeteria, storage and additional classroom space for each school. Other campus upgrades include security gates and fencing, walkway canopies, and the removal of asphalt to add green playfields and a playground.
Linbeck has built more than 2.2 million square feet of charter schools including 60 KIPP projects. The construction firm previously built KIPP Unity Primary School and is nearing completion on KIPP Academy West Middle School.
ABOUT LINBECK GROUP
Founded in 1938, Linbeck is an award-winning, Texas-based, technology-driven building construction firm offering construction management at-risk, design/build, and integrated project delivery services. Using a suite of commercial and proprietary digital technologies and its unique Lean Operating System, Linbeck helps institutional and select private clients mitigate risk and minimize waste to achieve optimal outcomes for their organizations. With offices in Houston, Fort Worth, and San Antonio and projects throughout the United States, Linbeck’s portfolio primarily consists of healthcare, higher education, hospitality, cultural, private primary and secondary education, and large mixed-use and high-density residential real estate markets.
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