The southeast corner at the front of the expanded Western Center, facing Graterford Road.

Southeast corner of the Western Center, facing Graterford Road.

LIMERICK PA – The expansion of the Western Center for Technical Studies – where a substantial number of Spring-Ford High School students will be educated this year – is a huge project, no matter what vantage point it’s seen from.

The multi-million dollar renovation at 77 Graterford Rd., Limerick PA, adds student workspace for new course offerings, small engine repairs and diesel technology. There’s also extra room for the center’s growing course load in automotive technology, auto collision and horticulture. Each of three participating school districts – Spring-Ford, Pottsgrove and Upper Perkiomen – is paying a share of the construction expense.

Site workers were busy with their jobs earlier this week (Aug. 26, 2009), while inside teachers and instructors parepared parts of the building students will occupy while construction continues around them.

Gilbert Architects of Lancaster PA is responsible for the Western Center’s design and construction.

Workers trowel cement at the Center's front entrance.

Workers trowel cement Wednesday at the Center's front entrance.

A crew labors on a wall at the expanded Center's west side.

A crew labors on a wall Wednesday on the expanded Center's west side.

The heavy equipment necessary for a project of this size can be seen everywhere.

Heavy equipment needed for a project this size can be seen everywhere.

A side door stands open at the front of the building, facing east and Sunset Road.

Doors stand open at the building's front, facing east and Sunset Road.

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