The West Reading Elementary Center underwent a major renovation in 2011.  The project, consisted of a partial addition (current administration area on first floor and classrooms above) and major renovations to the rest of the building, took place in a span of a little over six months (January 1, 2011 through July – started moving back in on August 8th).  The total cost of the project came in under budget at $10.9 million.

The gallery below shows the progress from the start of the project to its completion.

Removal of Canopy and Walkway

Removal of Canopy and Walkway Removal of Canopy and Walkway

Removal of Trees

Removal of Trees Removal of Trees

Boiler Room Demolition

Boiler Room Demolition Boiler Room Demolition

Demo of cafe wall

Demo of cafe wall Demo of cafe wall

Kitchen demolition

Kitchen demolition Kitchen demolition

Excavation for foundation

Excavation for foundation Excavation for foundation

Foundation install in addition

Foundation install in addition Foundation install in addition

Forms for retaining wall

Forms for retaining wall Forms for retaining wall

Cafe contractor storage room

Cafe contractor storage room Cafe contractor storage room

Old library demolished

Old library demolished Old library demolished

Removal of debris

Removal of debris Removal of debris

New Concrete Floor

New Concrete Floor New Concrete Floor

Gym ceiling demolition

Gym ceiling demolition Gym ceiling demolition

New underground sewer pipes

New underground sewer pipes New underground sewer pipes

Demo of mechanical system

Demo of mechanical system Demo of mechanical system

Demo of classrooms

Demo of classrooms Demo of classrooms

Interior Demolition - 2nd Fl.

Interior Demolition - 2nd Fl. Interior Demolition - 2nd Fl.

Interior Demolition Complete

Interior Demolition Complete Interior Demolition Complete

HVAC ductwork installation

HVAC ductwork installation HVAC ductwork installation

New restroom construction

New restroom construction New restroom construction

New gym paint

New gym paint New gym paint

Manufactured building framing

Manufactured building framing Manufactured building framing

Interior corridor framing

Interior corridor framing and new HVAC

Interior corridor framing Interior corridor framing

Install of manufactured pieces

Install of manufactured pieces Install of manufactured pieces

Interior of new toilet wall

Interior of new toilet wall Interior of new toilet wall

New interior framing

New interior framing New interior framing

Hallway of new addition

Hallway of new addition Hallway of new addition

2nd Floor Classroom Entrance

2nd Floor Classroom Entrance 2nd Floor Classroom Entrance

Library construction

Library construction Library construction

New classroom entrance

New classroom entrance New classroom entrance

Hands Free Restroom

Hands Free Restroom Hands Free Restroom

New windows in gym

New windows in gym New windows in gym

New electrical switchgear

New electrical switchgear New electrical switchgear

2nd Floor Boys Bathroom

2nd Floor Boys Bathroom 2nd Floor Boys Bathroom

2nd Floor Faculty Restroom

2nd Floor Faculty Restroom 2nd Floor Faculty Restroom

2nd Floor Hallway Entrance

2nd Floor Hallway Entrance 2nd Floor Hallway Entrance

New exterior windows

New exterior windows New exterior windows

New emergency generator

New emergency generator New emergency generator

Classroom storage units

Classroom storage units Classroom storage units

New Band/Music Room

New Band/Music Room New Band/Music Room

New Faculty Room

New Faculty Room New Faculty Room

Band/Music Room

Band/Music Room Band/Music Room

Cafeteria

Cafeteria Cafeteria

New Classroom

New Classroom New Classroom

New Smart Classroom

New Smart Classroom New Smart Classroom

Library awaits furniture

Library awaits furniture Library awaits furniture

Obold Parking

Obold Parking Obold Parking

Manufactured building set

Manufactured building set Manufactured building set

New colored sidewalks

New colored sidewalks New colored sidewalks

New main entrance

New main entrance New main entrance

Finished Computer Lab

Finished Computer Lab Finished Computer Lab

WREC artwork left intact

WREC artwork left intact WREC artwork left intact

Finished building

Finished building Finished building