585 Commercial Street/Eliot Phase III
Description: City and Boston Public School officials have led a $20 million renovation of the John Eliot K-8 Innovation Upper School building at 585 Commercial Street in Boston’s North End. Boston acquired the three-story building in 2013 to accommodate the expansion of the Eliot School, whose population has grown from 200 to more than 550 students over the past decade. Completed in the fall of 2019, the building features state-of-the-art spaces designed to promote collaborative learning, as well as an art studio and robotics-engineering lab overlooking the Charles River. The Eliot Upper School, which serves 280 students in grades 3-8, is located in the former high-end furniture store, Roche Boibois, and office building at 585 Commercial Street in the North End. The City invested $23 million in a comprehensive renovation that includes new classrooms, computer labs, a multi-purpose room, and media center all designed for 21st century learning. In addition, the project included construction of a new cafeteria, kitchen, mechanical systems, elevator, fire protection, and accessibility upgrades.
Scope of Work: For this project Fenagh provided onsite testing & inspections of soils/earthwork, concrete, reinforcing steel, structural steel, building envelope, and bituminous asphalt. We also performed laboratory testing of earthwork, concrete, fireproofing, and bituminous asphalt. Learn more about Fenagh’s services here.