LOUISVILLE, KY (August 24, 2021) — On Monday, Marrillia Design and Construction along with officials from Jefferson County Public Schools broke ground on the new West Broadway Elementary School, a state-of-the art facility which will serve the needs of students and families in West Louisville.
In a unanimous decision by the Jefferson County School Board, Marrillia Design and Construction was awarded the contract to construct the new elementary school in July of 2021. The nearly $28 million dollar contract includes the construction of the new 79,180 square-foot school to accommodate 650 students. Designed by Luckett & Farley, the project will feature numerous energy efficiencies, including geothermal heating and cooling, energy efficient windows, cool-roof technology and much more. Corridors within the school will also provide for “collaboration spaces” for flexible group learning.
“Our students deserve to learn in facilities that aren’t just clean and serviceable, but modern, innovative and cutting edge,” JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio said. “Just imagine the excitement and energy of our students who will get to come here every day. Not only will the spaces be more inspiring and healthier, but investing in these facilities sends the message to our kids that they matter, that they deserve high-quality instruction, and that we are committed to preparing them for success.”
“We are excited to continue our partnership with the JCPS schools in the construction of the New West Broadway Elementary School for the children and families of West Louisville,” Marrillia Design and Construction President Josh Marrillia said. “It’s an honor to construct a facility that will be used to educate, enrich and inspire students for years to come.”
Marrillia Design and Construction is also managing the construction of the new Dixie Elementary scheduled to be opened for the 2022-2023 school year.
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Founded in 2008, Marrillia Design and Construction is a commercial general contractor specializing in design/build and construction management services headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky with a branch division serving the Louisville/Southern Indiana market. Marrillia has successfully completed more than 180 projects totaling more than $220 million in value. Marrillia’s commitment to excellence, integrity, safety and value have satisfied customers across the commonwealth of Kentucky including University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, LG&E KU, Kentucky Department of Education and many more. To learn more, visit marrillia.com