Torrington’s O&G hired for Brookfield school project

Torrington’s O&G hired for Brookfield school project

The town has hired O&G Industries to be the construction managers for its upcoming elementary school project.

Torrington-based O&G were chosen from seven companies who responded to the town’s requests for proposals. The Municipal Building Committee narrowed that list to four before ultimately recommending O&G, incorporating feedback from the architect and owner’s project manager.

First Selectman Steve Dunn said O&G was the most qualified bidder and has done a number of projects. The bid came in at $3.8 million, he said.

“O&G is a pretty good-sized firm based in Connecticut,” Dunn said.

The town is looking at building a new school that would combine pre-kindergarten through fifth grade while closing two elementary schools that are lacking in energy efficiency and handicap accessibility.

The town has already hired Tecton Architects to be the architect and Arcadis to be the owner’s project manager, which will oversee the project. The new school is expected to cost $78.1 million and measure nearly 139,000 square feet.

O&G Industries most recently completed an agriscience project at Shepaug Valley School in Washington. The company has also overseen school construction projects in Colchester, East Lyme, Groton, Hartford, Ledyard, New London, Plainville, Willimantic and Woodbury.

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