West Ridge Academy’s new campus is located at the site of the former Hewlett Packard (HP) facility on the northeast corner of 10th Street and 71st Avenue in Greeley. West Ridge Academy is a public charter school that serves grades kindergarten through eighth. The new campus allowed enrollment to grow from 250 students to 505 students.Education
The scope of work involved renovating and building out a portion of the empty HP facility. The renovated space is 23,667 square feet and once served as a cafeteria and conference/events center. It was connected to the main HP building via a breezeway, which Roche removed to create a standalone building. The renovation houses 16 classrooms plus two “learn” rooms, which are smaller rooms for one-on-one tutoring or small group work. The renovated area also includes space for a band room, art, foreign language, music, and special education. A 22,942-square-foot addition was also built that houses seven classrooms, cafeteria, gymnasium, auditorium, and offices.
As part of Roche’s contract, five acres of the nine-acre site were developed. The remaining acres will be developed later and will include a track and field.