The Wyndcroft School – Highland Avenue Renovations and Addition
Location: Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
The original historic building was a 1930-circa stone residence, historically called the Pollock Mansion, featuring solid stone exterior walls and a slate roof. The renovation and preservation of this home involved the conversion of the former residence for use as an Early Education Center by the Wyndcroft School. The interior renovations included the construction of an accessible toilet room on the 1st floor, construction of student toilet rooms for the classroom areas, and modifications to the 2nd floor for a reception area to the administration offices. The project includes a new playground for the students in the rear of the site.
Additional alterations include improvements to finishes, addition of classroom amenities, window replacements, and code-related improvements. The mechanical and electrical systems were all upgraded, including the installation of an automatic sprinkler system for fire suppression.
The addition in the rear of the building provides an accessible entrance, along with an elevator for accessibility to the basement, 1st, and 2nd floors, and an exit stair to connect all levels with a protected means of egress.