The Inwood Academy for Leadership is a well-established charter school located in the northernmost neighborhood of Manhattan. The school selected Truline as its CM/GC for the construction of its first stand alone high school.
The site, occupied by a two-story building which is approximately 115 years old, had functioned as a parking facility since being constructed. The challenge was to convert an ill maintained building with very little infrastructure into a state-of-the-art high school that will serve the community for many years to come. It was a complex task.
Due to the building’s prior automotive use and its proximity to the elevated subway there were myriad city and state agencies involved; occasionally with conflicting requirements. Input and approvals were required from OER, MTA, DEC, DEP, DOB, ConEd, Board of Health, FDNY, DOT, and NYC Parks Dept. among others.
The physical work comprised approximately 60,000sf. The building required all new infrastructure. In addition to the elements of a more typical interior fit-out, the project included:
-Removal of the existing car ramps, the ground floor slab, and the entire roof
-Extensive structural alterations
-Three new staircases
-A new elevator
-A new electrical service and switchgear
-A new gas service
-Two new domestic water services
-All new storm and waste lines
-New sprinkler standpipe and fire pump
-A rooftop diesel generator and all associated fuel storage and piping.
-A rooftop chiller and associated AHU’s
-A rooftop MAU
-An SSDS system
-Two new boilers
-Two new hot water heaters
-New fin tube radiators throughout
-All associated pumps
-Extensive façade restoration
-New triple paned, high STC glazing.
The project was completed under budget and in time for the start of the 2019/20 school year.