Farrington High School auditorium repairs to begin this summer

Farrington High School's auditorium remains out of commission after its roof collapsed in 2012.
Farrington High School's auditorium remains out of commission after its roof collapsed in 2012.

Repairs are finally coming to Farrington High School’s auditorium. The roof of the auditorium collapsed in November 2012 following heavy rains and the auditorium has been sitting idle ever since.

The design phase was completed at the end of 2013 after a six-month process that included the selection for the design contractor. Now, the Dept. of Education says the project is currently out to bid and should be awarded in April with work to rebuild the auditorium is expected this summer, after the end of the school year.

A spokesperson says the project is one of the department’s most ambitious to date and currently on schedule.

The work involved goes far beyond replacing the roof and includes:

  • Replacing roof and truss structure,
  • Replacing/upgrading the structural system,
  • Upgrading fire alarm/safety systems to bring them up to current code,
  • Upgrading the electrical system,
  • Upgrading the air conditioning system, and
  • Improving accessibility, including ADA compliance.

The project also includes the construction of a new media center and classroom space, which were identified as priority items by the school.

The current estimate to rebuild the Farrington’s auditorium stands at $12 million. KHON2 will get a preview of the site Thursday.

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