SDA approves Camden middle school HVAC project

TRENTON – The state has OK’d a repair project at a Camden middle school for its heating and ventilation system.

The Schools Development Authority approved a project for East Camden Middle School that it labeled “emergent” due to health or safety issues.

A $2,679,000 contract was awarded to GDS Mechanical Inc. of Morris Plains to replace the HVAC system at the school.

Built in 1968, East Camden Middle School is an 110,000-square-foot facility with approximately 563 students in grades six through eight.

“The replacement of the HVAC system will address a significant issue at the Middle School while providing much-needed construction employment,” said SDA CEO Marc Larkins.  “The advancement of this and newly identified emergent projects will ensure quality learning facilities for students in Camden and throughout New Jersey.” 

Since 2010, the Authority reported, it has substantially completed 30 SDA-managed emergent projects totaling $24.7 million.

Another 14 emergent projects totaling more than $5.7 million that were delegated to the local school districts through the grant process were also completed during this time.

SDA approves Camden middle school HVAC project