Beck Breaks Ground on Transformational Wimauma High School
- Aug 11, 2023
Thursday, August 3, was exciting for The Beck Group, Envision, and Hillsborough County Public Schools. Leaders from the organizations broke ground on a new high school in the fast-growing area of Wimauma in southeastern Hillsborough County.
Beck and Envision, leading construction for the project, joined school officials and the design team from Harvard Jolly PBK to commemorate the milestone.
“This is a joyous moment for our community. We’re thrilled to be leading construction on a project that will transform this community and improve the lives of the families who call Wimauma home,” said Ryan Toth, Regional Director of Beck’s Florida offices.
A State-Of-The-Art High School
Still yet to be named, High School “UUU” will be a state-of-the-art facility. It sits on an 87-acre site in southern Hillsborough County. The school will accommodate nearly 3,500 students. The site will also be home to an elementary and middle school.
The three-story high school opens in August 2025. It will include a two-story media center, culinary lab, automotive lab, theater/auditorium with an orchestra pit, and a two-story gym.
Hillsborough County School Superintendent Van Ayres says the recent explosion of development in Wimauma in recent years brought an urgent need for the school.
“When you drive through this part of the county, what do you see? There are so many new housing developments,” Interim Superintendent Ayres said.
“Families are moving to this area. We are here to provide them with the best education, including innovative classroom space, advanced curriculum, and the latest technology. This will be a beautiful school that our students will be excited to come to every day. The architect and construction managers know the needs of our communities and have been partners in education who are passionate about giving back to our students and families.”