The project consisted of the construction of an approximately 265,101 sf new high school, 14,798 sf athletic support buildings and associated sitework co-located on the […]
The project consisted of the construction of an approximately 265,101 sf new high school, 14,798 sf athletic support buildings and associated sitework co-located on the site of the existing J.R. Tucker High School and the demolition of the existing J.R.Tucker High School.
The new high school was built on an accelerated construction timeline, so that it was ready for the start of the 2021-22 school year. The new school was built next to the existing school, which allowed the existing facility to remain open during the two-year construction period. The old J.R. Tucker was built in 1962 and had not seen a renovation since. The existing facility was demolished to make way for new athletic fields and facilities.
The new school features light-filled spaces, state of the art technology including a wall-to-wall learning board, a 3-court gymnasium where the entire student body can fit, an outdoor amphitheater for classes, a kitchen with food service equipment, dining commons, 1,100 seat auditorium, multi-media center, general classrooms, career technical and technology areas, administration areas, and much more taking the learning environment from the 1960’s to the 2020’s!
Project Construction Features
Phase 1 – Completed
The construction of the new high school, bus loop and canopy and partial site work and parking areas completed. The existing high school was occupied and remained in operation during the entire period of construction.
Phase 2 – In Progress
The demolition of the existing high school and associated sitework, the construction of the new fieldhouse building, concessions building, football stadium, grandstands, press box and the balance of sitework and parking completed by June 1, 2022. The new high school is being occupied and remains in operation during the entire period of this phase.
The new high school building consists of a structural system with a combination of loadbearing CMU and steel framing. Interior partitions include CMU, drywall and limited amounts of wood veneer paneling. Flooring includes polished concrete, carpet tile, wood sports and stage flooring and rubber floor tile. Roofing systems include EPDM membrane and pre-finished, standing-seam metal roofing.
Site construction included the construction of a new bus loop and bus canopy and new parking area including all grading, erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, site utilities, driveways, paving and sidewalks, fencing, site lighting, signage and landscaping.
New athletic facilities include a new football stadium with an 8-lane track with competition grade surfacing, synthetic turf field, including grandstands and press box, new concessions building and new fieldhouse.
Watch Henrico County Public Schools official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new J.R. Tucker High School, as the Superintendent, County Manager, Henrico’s school board, board of supervisors and other invited guests pay tribute to the next generation of Tigers:
Check out the first day of school as Henrico County Public Schools welcomed back their students and staff to the brand NEW Jr Tucker High School campus: