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Lord Beaverbrook High School

​High School Grades 10-12 | Modernization

Expected Completion Date | Fall 2018

Modernization Update

May 2017

Phase one construction is progressing well as follows:

Main floor:

  1. Construction and relocation of the Business Studies classroom (NW corner of the school). Update to the instructional space for the adjoining Leadership program.
  2. Construction and relocation of a new classroom space for the Adapted Learning Program. The program will be relocated to the SW corner of the main floor.

Second floor:

  1. Construction and relocation of the Sports Medicine classroom (across the hallway into a larger instructional space.)
  2. Modernization of the Auto Body shop. (Starting June 22, 2017)

Completion of phase one construction is estimated for August 2017, with the exception of Auto Body which is scheduled for completion by November 2017. Classroom instruction in Auto Body will continue throughout construction. Teachers and students will share space with the Automotive program. Both programs will operate out of one full bay each.

Phase two construction starts mid-May as follows:

Main floor:

  1. Construction of a new Cosmetology lab (west side of the school)
  2. Modernization and expansion of teaching space in Culinary-Professional Cooking.

Second floor:

  1. Modernization of the Fabrication/Welding shop.
  2. Construction of a new computer lab (in the space vacated by Sports Medicine).
  3. Construction and relocation of the Construction lab (in the space vacated by Business Studies).

Classroom instruction will continue in all programs. In Fabrication/Welding, teachers have adjusted the order of units of instruction. Students will complete practical activities prior to moving into computer lab space to complete theory related activities. In the fall, students will do the opposite to what they did in the spring. The Culinary-Professional Cooking program will relocate to Dr. Norman Bethune School (across the school field from Lord Beaverbrook), and access the fully equipped Foods lab for instruction.

Inside the school, students can anticipate safety barriers built around the construction areas. These barriers will be found mostly in hallways. Students are asked to be considerate of the workspace, and be considerate for each other as they move between classrooms and around the school.

Loss of food service in Cafeteria for duration of construction

There will be no food service available to students, staff or community for the duration of construction. Closer to May 12 students may see a reduction of service. Loss of service is effective May 15. From the start of construction until November 2017 students should make alternate arrangements for lunch.

The cafeteria space will be available and accessible (as normal) during the school day for the duration of construction. Students can continue to access this space before school, on spare, at lunch, and after school.

North side of our school is out of bounds to students

This includes the street that runs along the north side of our school, ending in Ashley Crescent. Before, during and after school hours, students should not be in this area for safety reasons. Cooperation of everyone is appreciated.

You can keep up-to-date on the progress of the modernization through this project page.

Further updates will be provided as needed.

Jim Simpson, Principal
Lord Beaverbrook High School

Construction Status

The construction status is updated using the Construction Projects Status Report that is presented monthly to the Board of Trustees.

June 2017
Design and Specifications 100%
City Permits 100%
Construction Award 100%
Tender to subtrades 100%
Award to subtrades 100%
Construction Progress 15%
​Note: Planning of work sequencing continues to align with operational constraints.
May 2017
Design and Specifications 100%
City Permits 100%
Construction Award 100%
Tender to subtrades 100%
Award to subtrades 100%
Construction Progress 0%

Project Background

Sept. 2016

  • Proposals for Construction Management Services were issued in June and recommendations were made to Alberta Infrastructure in July for appointments to be made.

June 2016

  • 90% Design drawings are currently being reviewed and finalized.

Apr. 2016

  • A design Development Report has been prepared. Working drawings are being prepared for a Summer tender.

March 2016

  • A design Development Report is being prepared.

February 2016

  • Design Team has commenced detailed assessment of the school and has developed conceptual schematic layouts of the required programme spaces.

January 2016

  • Steering Committee Meetings have commenced.

December 2015 

  • Riddell Kurczaba Architects have been appointed to lead the Design Team. Steering Committee Meetings have been set-up.

September 2015

  • An RFP for Design Services and Design Consultants has been prepared and is to be issued to the marketplace. Appointments are expected to be made in September.


  • The CBE will oversee the modernization
  • Onsite inspections and program assessements are being undertaken with the Province to determine an agreed scope of work, prior to the appointment of Consultants.

School Community

Lord Beaverbrook High School is located in the southeast community of Acadia.

The school serves the communities of Acadia, Copperfield, Cranston, Deer Ridge, Deer Run, Diamond Cove, Douglasdale/Glen, Fairview, Maple Ridge, McKenzie Lake, McKenzie Towne, New Brighton, Parkland, Queensland, and Willow Park.

School Facility

Lord Beaverbrook High School opened in 1968.

Project Background

  • On March 31, 2015 - the Province committed to fully funding the modernization.
  • On Oct. 8, 2014 – the Province committed to the immediate planning and development of design scope of the high school modernization.
  • 2010 – Lord Beaverbrook High School was identified as a priority for modernization on the CBE Three-Year Capital Plan.

Working with Community

  • We will work with the Lord Beaverbrook High School community including parents, students, teachers and staff.
  • We are committed to providing regular updates on this webpage.
  • You can provide feedback by clicking on the Your Voice Feedback Form

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​Aug. 2017 Modernization Update
​May 2017 ​Modernization Update
​Nov. 2016 ​Modernization Update

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