SARASOTA, Fla. – Halfacre Construction Company, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, has been selected to build the newest Team Success Charter School located near 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. in Sarasota 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.

As part of the scope, the commercial construction team will build the 46,000-square-foot facility, including an administration building, a 12,000-square-foot cafeteria, three classroom buildings totaling 36 classrooms and two faculty restrooms. Halfacre Construction Company will also complete site work, such as concrete sidewalks, canopies, soccer fields and outdoor learning and play areas. 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, Fla.

“Over a year ago, we began this project with conceptual thoughts of the partnership we could create with the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority on an aviation-themed school,” said Mike Dixon, owner of Sage Development. “Currently, Team Success Charter School provides an excellent education to a student body that is almost 100 percent minority population. We think this program and its facilities could be a model for the rest of the country in providing opportunities to disadvantaged kids in a well-paying field that otherwise they may not have been exposed to. I’m very excited to be involved in this project with such a committed team.”

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.

About Halfacre Construction Company

As the area’s oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, Halfacre’s foundational strengths stand as evidence that its commercial and industrial construction projects will be delivered on time, within budget, with the utmost integrity and with the expertise and financial strength needed for success. Halfacre Construction also offers its expertise as a green building provider with the resources available to build viable, effective alternatives to reduce energy consumption and preserve natural resources. Staff includes U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in green building practices and who possess a thorough grasp of the LEED Green Building Rating System. For more information, please visit