Lakewood Ranch-based Halfacre Construction Company has been selected to build the newest Team Success Charter School located near the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. In partnership with the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority, Team Success Charter School’s airport campus will follow a standard school curriculum with a special focus on the aeronautical industry and potential career opportunities available in the field. This will mark the public charter school’s second Manatee County location and will serve approximately 750 middle and high school students. Situated at 8237 15th St. E. on the east side of 15th Street, the new school is planned for a vacant 15-acre parcel owned by Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority.
Halfacre Construction Company will act as the construction manager, with Sage Development acting as the project developer representing Team Success Charter School. Fawley Bryant Architecture is the architectural consultant for the project. The 46,000-square-foot campus will include an administration building, 12,000-square-foot cafeteria, and three classroom buildings totaling 36 classrooms and two faculty restrooms. With the exception of the cafeteria building, all other structures will be constructed out of repurposed shipping containers from the modular builder Innovar Structures based in Wauchula.
The first phase of construction on the approximately $11 million project is slated for spring 2021, with an estimated completion date before the start of the 2021-22 school year. A second phase to add an extra 34,000 square feet of facilities and accommodate 750 more students will take place in the next three to five years. The Title I community school’s original campus, located at 202 13th Ave. E. in Bradenton, currently serves approximately 1,000 kindergarten through 12th grade students.