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McShane Completes Expansion for Waukegan College Prep

McShane recently completed Phase II of construction at Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan, IL. The McShane team renovated 42,000 square feet at the 115,000-square-foot building to provide additional educational facilities. Part of the Cristo Rey Network, Cristo Rey St. Martin offers a Catholic education for families with limited financial resources. 

“Cristo Rey St. Martin has an exceptional mission, and they needed a facility to match that,” said McShane VP Jason Breden. “It was an honor to provide 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art educational space through the two stages of construction.”

In 2018, McShane completed Phase I of the project, which involved the renovation of 55,000 square feet, transforming an abandoned Kmart store into the contemporary 400-student educational facility that exists today. The renovation included 18 classrooms, three science laboratories, offices, a cafeteria and a library commons area for students.


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