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  • Bond Brothers, construction managers for this project, are also overseeing the demolition of the existing building, which clears the way for construction of the new 64,115-square-foot facility.
  • The expansion took a major step forward on March 14, 2016 with demolition beginning of the former Naval Reserve Center on Rodney French Boulevard in New Bedford.
  • Project is currently in the construction phase.
  • Construction will take place through fall of 2017.
  • Total project cost: $55 million; estimated construction costs: $40.3 million.
  • View the SMAST Expansion Project pdf for more details.

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UMassD to hold groundbreaking

ceremony for $55 million...(read)

UMassD ready to start $55

million expansion...(read)

UMassD breaks ground...(read)
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Bond celebrates groundbreaking

of new school...(read)

SMAST hosts preview of coming


Demoliton begins at School for

Marine Science...(read)

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