After interviewing multiple Construction Management firms, Bay District Schools selected the ReliantSouth Team as the Construction Manager to facilitate the construction of the new $38M Gary Walsingham Academy project located in Panama City Beach. This important project marks the first new school for Bay District Schools in over ten (10) years.
With the Panama City Beach population experiencing continued growth, Bay District Schools determined a strong need existed on the east end of the beach to accommodate the influx of new students. The new school is located off Chip Seal Parkway adjacent to the new Panama City Beach Sports Park. The two (2) story school was constructed using insulated concrete forms (ICF) which will yield considerable energy savings, a more disaster resistant and durable structure when compared with traditional building systems. The project consists of a main education building which houses administration, classrooms, and a media center as well as a cafetorium building which houses kitchen, dining, stage, music, and art areas. The new school serves 800 students in K-5 initially before expanding to services to 8th grade.