RUSH Construction re-purposed a former Publix grocery store into Phase 1 of a new charter elementary school. The 45,000 SF former grocery space was transformed into the Legacy Academy Charter School, with classes for elementary aged children scheduled to begin in August of 2018. Phase 1 will be open August 2018 with room for future growth and expansion in Phase 2.
The former grocery store was completely stripped down to its structural frame and was re-built into a state-of-art, digitally wired, education center with 20 classrooms, an art room, computer lab, cafeteria, warming kitchen and playground. The building’s exterior facelift and interior build-out combined with the academic activity will bring plenty of life and youthful vitality into the once sleepy shopping plaza.
Construction included 20 new classrooms, an administration wing, nursing clinic, new energy efficient roof, new exterior EIFS facelift, 30 new highly efficient HVAC units, energy efficient windows installed throughout, efficient motion activated lighting, fire suppression and alarm system, conduits for fiber cabling, completely new refreshed interior finishes, secure entrances to student areas, a welcoming reception center, completely new, exterior water utilities, exterior ADA compliant sidewalks and fenced playground area.