Middle School Project

January 2, 2020

The Nashua Board of Aldermen approved unanimously to bond $118 million to build a new middle school and renovate two existing middle schools. 

Last fall Nashua School District completed the first phase of a major project to investigate education and infrastructure needs at our three middle schools: Elm Street Middle, Fairgrounds Middle and Pennichuck Middle Schools. The project’s focus is to improve the middle school experience and education for the students of Nashua at each of the three middle schools. 

With phase I complete, the Nashua Board of Education approved building a new middle school rather than renovate Elm Street Middle School. The vote was based on the findings of the Nashua Middle Schools 2019 Facility Analysis & Concept Design Report, conducted by Harriman.

Earlier this year at the beginning of phase I of the project, the Joint Special School Building Committee (JSSBC) hired Harriman of Auburn, Maine as the architectural firm for the project and Harvey Construction of Bedford, New Hampshire as construction manager.

Harriman’s first task was to evaluate whether it would be more cost effective to renovate the current Elm Street Middle School or build a new middle school on property the City of Nashua owns in southwest Nashua. Harriman presented its findings in October 2019 and is linked below:
Nashua MiddleSchools: Architectural Design Services for Middle School Construction and/or Renovations
Harriman Architects
November 2019


Nashua Middle Schools: Facility Analysis & Concept Design Report
Harriman Architects
October 2019

Section 1: Executive Summary
Section 2: Facility Analysis
Section 3: Programming Overview
Section 4: Concept Design
Section 5: Financial Analysis