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.