NEC breaks ground for 20k-square-foot academic building

Harvey Construction, RFS Engineering on construction team
Shown at the ribbon-cutting for New England College’s new academic building|!!| the John Lyons Center|!!| are|!!| from left|!!| NEC Professor John Lyons|!!| NEC President Michele Perkins and James Murtha|!!| chairman of the college’s board of trustees.

Groundbreaking for the John Lyons Center, a new academic building at New England College in Henniker, was held as part of New England College’s commencement weekend celebration.

The center, to be built by Bedford-based Harvey Construction, was designed by DSK Architects + Planners of Concord, Mass., and RFS Engineering of Laconia.

It will include approximately 20,000 square feet of academic, meeting and faculty space.

Built to LEED standards, the building will feature a two-story learning commons and café, surrounded by classrooms, seminar rooms, group study spaces and offices.

Expected opening is fall 2016.

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