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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Centennial Secondary


This webpage provides information and updates on the seismic replacement of Centennial Secondary School, which is located in Coquitlam.

Updates (from newest to oldest)

September 2020

Dear Members of the Centennial Community,

Over the summer, the construction work has continued to progress on the NLC/Gym building.   Work has progressed on a variety of aspects including but not limited to plumbing, HVAC and electrical infrastructure, wall framing, roofing and cladding/siding. In addition, SD43 and the City are currently in the early stages of design for the Centennial artificial turf field.   We will continue to update you throughout the construction project. Thank you again for your patience.

February 03, 2020 Message: Dear Members of the Centennial Community

We thank you again for your patience as we have worked through the process of re-starting the construction on the Centennial NLC building.  We are pleased to report that contractors have begun working on the installation of the remaining steel and will begin working on the roof soon.  As well, you have probably witnessed our new contractor has been completing excavation and preliminary work on the field.   The City of Coquitlam has also begun working on the design of the joint use artificial turf field.   At this time, we do not have a completion date for the construction work at Centennial but we will continue to update you as the project progresses. 

September 18, 2019 Message: Dear Parents/Guardians and members of the Centennial Community

​On behalf of School District 43, we are pleased to announce that we have a new contractor signed on to complete the Centennial NLC Building.  Workers have started excavating today to do site preparation so that they can start to bring in all their equipment.  Some of you may be wondering what the timeline will be for completion.  Unfortunately, we do not have that information available as the contractor is just beginning to take over on this site.  We thank you again for your patience and we look forward to providing additional updates to you regarding the completion of this project.  

April 18, 2019 Message: Dear Parents/Guardians and members of the Centennial Community

As many of you have noticed, construction on the second building was proceeding very slowly. We have been taking steps to get the construction back on track.  As a result of the steps we have taken, we anticipate that a general contractor will be retained soon and will be in a position to recommence construction and to complete the second building as quickly as possible. This new facility will include a new gym, weight room, classrooms, and Neighbourhood Learning Centre space.  We thank you all for your patience during this process.

Feedback Response on Facebook from Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart (January 2019)

Construction of Neighbourhood Learning  Centre (NLC) building is underway (June 2018)

Community Celebrates Opening of New Centennial Secondary School Announcement (May 31, 2018) 

Centennial Secondary School Opening Ceremony and Open House Invitation (May 2018)

Construction of Neighbourhood Learning  Centre (NLC) building has begun (April 2018)

Deconstruction of the old Centennial Secondary continues (March 2018) β€‹

Demolition of the old school is well underway. Plans for the turf field are being developed (February 2018)

Phase two is underway which includes demolition of the old school (September 2017)

New Centennial Secondary School Opens (September 5, 2017)

The Technical Education portion of the building has opened for classes in September. The finishing work (such as flooring and final painting) in the remainder of the building will be occurring over the coming months (September 2016)

The contractors are working on interior finishes including flooring, millwork (cupboards), light fixtures, and final painting. Exterior finishes are proceeding. Concrete sidewalks and final grading for the parking lot are underway (June 2016)

Architect's Rendering Video

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828