Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School
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Construction begins on new vocational technical building in Newark, Delaware

Oct. 9, 2023
The $217.5 million facility for Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School is scheduled to open in 2026.

The New Castle County (Delaware) Vocational Technical School District has begun construction of a $217.5 million building in Newark for Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School.

The Delaware Business Times reports that that the building is being constructed on sports fields adjacent to the existing school.

“We aspire to build not just a school but a place where career and technical education enhances the education and ultimately the lives of our students,” says Christine Colihan, Hodgson principal.

Following construction of the 286,896-square-foot facility, the district plans to demolish the existing school and make room for a new sports field.

“Building the new Hodgson Vocational Technical High School is not just about constructing walls and classrooms; it’s about constructing futures, creating opportunities, and shaping tomorrow’s workforce,” Colihan said.

The existing school has about 265,200 square feet and serves 1,087 students across 16 career programs.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2026.

The architects are ABHA Architects and Buck Simpers Architect + Associates, and the builder is EDiS Company.

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