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Prairie Valley School Division
Located within Treaty 4 Territory
Vibank Regional School Modernization

This project involves Background |


Key findings from the building assessment conducted by Stantec Architecture include:
  • Building condition is poor in many respects - exterior, windows, water penetration, flooring, doors, finishes, washrooms/showers
  • Major building systems need updating - electrical, plumbing, structural, ductwork
  • Current space does not meet current accessibility requirements
  • Site grading is poor and contributes to water problems


Key program and operational deficiencies identified: 
  • Overall space is sufficient, but some areas are undersized, others are oversized and layout is outdated
  • Administration offices are poorly located for supervision and security
  • Resource centre is undersized and poorly located
  • Student servery/lunchroom is undersized
  • Washrooms/change rooms are in poor condition
  • Science lab is outdated
  • No performing arts area
  • Gym floor area does not allow for spectator seating



Planning |



Project Process | construction of a new, single floor elementary wing and modernization of the entire school over two separate phases.


There are two self-contained phases to the work: 



  • Phase 1 - immediate needs (life safety, electrical, sprinklers, etc) plus new elementary wing = $5.2M
  • Phase 2 - remaining areas (administration offices, resource centre, science room, music room, high school classrooms, exterior finishes) = $2.1M


We have provided and will continue to provide opportunities for student, staff, parent and community input.
Phase 1:
  • Stage 1 Plan and schematic design are complete, including several public and staff consultation sessions. Detailed architectural drawings are also complete with the tender awarded to Westridge Construction of Regina. Construction on the change rooms started in June and is being delivered by G. Hahn Construction of Fort Qu’Appelle. The main portion of the Phase 1 addition construction will begin in August. Phase 1 consists of a new, single storey elementary wing addition and change room renovation plus various life safety systems improvements. Phase 1 will be complete by July 2012 with one of the final tasks being the demolition of the current elementary wing.
Phase 2:
  • Phase 2 work involves an addition for a student servery and common space near the gym and renovation of the high school wings; detailed planning will begin later this year.
Actual timing will depend on some factors outside of our control:
  • Ministry approvals
  • Results of local input into design
  • Final design plan
  • Unanticipated events once construction begins











Funding |

Estimated cost is 7.3M in total, with 100% of the cost is to be paid by Prairie Valley School Division.
Ministry funding was requested but declined.








Five planning options were developed and considered; given potential costs, choices were needed
"Scenario E" was determined to be the best option:

  • Address all building code and life-safety deficiencies and electrical systems
  • Construct new elementary wing on one floor; demolish old two storey wing
  • Relocate administration offices to improve supervision
  • Relocate and expand resource centre to adequately serve the entire school
  • Relocate and expand student servery/lunchroom
  • Improve overall aesthetics - flooring, paint, finishes


The proposed plan does not include a stage or expansion of the gym floor area to allow seating, due to the cost ($1M incremental), but this is an option for future.




There are two self-contained phases to the work:

Concept Detailed Design: