Griffin Electric completes phase 1 construction at Wake Prep Academy

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. recently completed the first phase of work at Wake Preparatory Academy in Wake Forest.

Phase 1 of the project consisted of renovation work to the 144,000 sq. ft. school building. Phase 2, currently underway, includes construction of a new gymnasium totaling over 35,000 sq. ft. will be completed by summer 2023.

Serving children from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, Wake Prep Academy is a tuition free charter school in its inaugural year. All North Carolina residents are eligible to apply for admission at Wake Prep.

As part of the first phase of the project, Griffin Electric renovated the existing electrical system on-site, which included in-wall rough-in and finish work. Led by Region Manager Marc McNair, the Raleigh-Durham Griffin team installed overhead wire and conduit as well as new lighting fixtures throughout the three-story facility.

As part of the ongoing second phase, Griffin Electric is responsible for all electrical work associated with the new construction of the school’s gymnasium, which will feature a full-sized basketball court, classroom and office space, and a small concessions area.

Work will also involve improvements to the site lighting including the removal, relocation, and installation of new poles and bases.

The Griffin team is working alongside BC Construction Group of Raleigh managing construction for work on-site, and Little Diversified Architectural Consulting of Durham as both the architect and electrical engineer.

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