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New Fuller Middle School Construction Taking Shape

Framingham Public Schools

  Robert A. Tremblay, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools

Contact: Rochelle Santos
Media and Communications Manager
73 Mount Wayte Avenue, Suite #5

Framingham, Massachusetts 01702
Telephone: 774-388-7121


New Fuller Middle School Construction Taking Shape

May 6, 2020 (Framingham, MA) – Construction of the new Fuller Middle School is taking shape. Structural steel members are rising on the three-story classroom building and the concrete masonry walls are in place at the gymnasium.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Baker issued a “Stay at Home” order to the Commonwealth on March 23rd for certain businesses and workplaces. The order identified a number of essential services and activities which included many forms of public construction, that were to remain open. This order was further detailed on March 25th and the list of essential services was clarified to specifically allow public school construction to continue.

In designating public school construction as essential, the Governor’s order included a detailed list of health and safety measures which Consigli Construction has implemented and is managing on a daily basis at the Fuller Middle School project site. These measures and protocols, to enhance worker safety and mitigate the chance of infection, follow CDC recommendations and Governor Baker’s COVID-19 Essential Services emergency order and subsequent construction-specific guidance.

Construction has continued this past month in a safe and healthy manner. There have been no COVID – 19 related infections and the workers are following the Site-Specific COVID-19 Safety Plan developed by Consigli. While there have been a few steel member delivery delays due to a slowdown at the fabrication plant, Consigli has indicated the school is still on track to open in the summer of 2021. 

The new Fuller Middle School features a learning commons/cafeteria surrounded by collaboration spaces fronting a perimeter of classrooms, an 8,300-square-foot gymnasium, 420-seat auditorium, and full building air conditioning. The MSBA is providing a grant of approximately $39.5 Million. The approximate total project cost is $98.3 Million with the City’s share after the grant from the MSBA estimated to be $58.8 Million. For more about the project, visit Fuller Building Project website.

About Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
Consigli Construction Co., Inc. is a leading construction manager, headquartered in Milford, MA, with offices in Washington D.C., Maine, Connecticut and New York State serving clients throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. A fourth-generation family-led, employee-owned business, Consigli provides construction management services for academic, health care, institutional, life sciences, corporate and government clients. Consigli is recognized by Engineering News-Record as one of the 100-largest in the country, and has received numerous awards and recognition for its craftsmanship and employment practices. For more information, visit

About Framingham Public Schools
The mission of the Framingham Public Schools is to educate each student to learn and live productively as a critically-thinking, responsible citizen in a multicultural, democratic society by providing academically challenging instructional programs taught by highly-qualified staff and supported by comprehensive services in partnership with our entire community. For news, updates, and announcements, follow Framingham Public Schools (@FraminghamPS) on FacebookTwitter, and (@framinghamschools) on Instagram. You can also join the conversation using #FraminghamSchools.

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