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Work under way on HHS renovation/construction

Tennoca Construction Co. has a $1.35 million contract for utility relocation and other work in Phase 1 of the four-year construction project. Tennoca Construction Co. has a $1.35 million contract for utility relocation and other work in Phase 1 of the four-year construction project.

After almost four years of conflict and debate that ended finally in an agreement on design, work is under way on the Hendersonville High School construction project.

 

 A contractor has fenced off the front of the historic Hendersonville High School and is working on the utilities. The Board of Commissioners awarded the first of three major bids for the project on  June 3.

The contract was awarded to Tennoca Construction Co. for $1,351,490 for utility work including the relocation of sewer and storm drains under the cafeteria, installation of an electric transformer and renovation of the vocational building so it can function as swing space.

The county's capital project managers and the construction manager at risk, Vannoy Construction, determined that work needed to start this summer in order to finish the project by school opening in August 2023. The $60 million project includes renovation of the original core classroom building and auditorium and the Jim Pardue Gymnasium, construction of a new classroom building parallel to Oakland Street and construction of a new practice gym and demolition of the cafeteria, band room, vocational-ed building and old gym. HHS will also get a new track and artificial turf football field.