Wellington, CO (December 9, 2019) – Underneath the archway of the former Wellington HS, which was demolished in the 1960s, AP broke ground on Poudre School District’s new Wellington Middle and High School project.
The new middle/high school, designed by RB+B Architects, will be located west of Interstate-25, at County Roads 9 and 62E in Wellington. This 247,500 square foot school will open Fall of 2022, with a projected design enrollment of 1,500 students.
“I’d like to thank you for selecting an excellent team to build your school—Adolfson & Peterson,” said Wellington Mayor Troy Hamman. “They’re the best in the state. They have a long, successful history of building these types of projects. I am 100% confident that they will deliver an outstanding, state-of-the-art building and a good project on time.”
The project will allow, for the first time in 55 years, local students to attend high school in Wellington rather than commuting to Fort Collins.
“I can only think of a few examples that impact a small town on a level such as a new school,” said Mayor Hamman. “It is a milestone event that will enrich the lives of thousands of kids and their families and it will spur residential and commercial growth and will prompt the hosting of events that will bring attention to our community. The benefits of a new school cannot be easily measured. Instead, the student body and the town will witness this experience together and collect the memories and accolades and talk about them for years to come.”