Contractor wins $6.9 million St. John’s school construction project after long debate

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Magna Contracting and Management Inc. has been awarded a $6.9 million contract to build a new Virginia Park School in St. John’s.

The 40-year-old school in the city’s east end has been the subject of a long debate, as parents in the area have lobbied for years for a replacement to the building.

The reconstruction faced several delays, including one which may have been caused by the fact that the site was used as a dumping ground by the American military, CBC reported.

Construction crews found an old airplane fuselage on the site. The land has been remediated. The school has 2017 move in date.

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