Wagman Inc. has finished work on the $22 million York Academy Upper School, a 65,000 square-foot building on the site of the former Pensupreme milk processing plant on West Hamilton Avenue.
The academy paid $695,000 for the former Pensupreme property, which is next to the Codorus creek.
Eighth- and ninth-graders at the academy began their school year in the building in August. York Academy plans on adding a grade each year with a plan to offer grades eight through 12 by 2022.
Demolition and site work for the project began last summer. It included the removal of an old dairy building and smokestack.
The school was designed by York-based Warehaus, formerly LSC Design. Wagman Inc. was the general contractor for the project.
The new building features open communal gathering spaces and flexible learning environments adaptable to different teaching and learning styles, said Michael J. Konieczka, president and COO at Wagman. The building also features a gymnasium, art rooms, a technology center with makerspace, a theater, a dining area with outdoor patio, and a student-run cafe.
“Wagman was thrilled to serve as construction manager on this important community project,” Konieczka said in a statement.
York Academy Regional Charter School first opened in 2011 for students in kindergarten through second grade. In addition to the new building, the academy operates a school on 32 W. North St. for students from kindergarten through seventh grade.