BTGA was engaged by the Town of Bristol to assess the historic Walley School and provide a feasibility study to determine needed upgrades and programming potentials to allow the school to be used as a fully functioning building for the Town and/or leased to tenants yet to be determined.
The recommended improvements were classified into building stabilization repairs, base renovations to bring the building up to a rentable state, and long term renovation to improve the building over time, based on the intended use. The recommended alterations included repaving and striping the parking lot and changing the circulation to a one-way pattern around the building. Structurally, repairs were needed to stabilize the stairs. Full mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and plumbing upgrades were required to meet current codes. Window and door repairs were needed to reduce the water infiltration that is damaging the building. Internally, patching and repair of damaged plaster walls and ceilings were recommended throughout. Recommended renovations included new lavatories and relocating the main entrance to make the building the most usable for any end user.