The S/L/A/M Collaborative, architect, working in partnership with city and Torrington Public Schools officials, Construction Solutions Group of East Hartford, and construction manager Torrington-based O&G Industries, said they expect to begin construction in October. But there’s a lot to do before the first shovel hits dirt. SLAM designers have worked with the public school district, the Board of Education and the school building committee throughout the design phase to ensure the learning environments and configuration of the new school will reflect the needs and expectations of the Torrington community. Preparation of the area is expected this summer, including relocating utilities, and construction is scheduled to begin in October, with an opening date of February 2025, SLAM officials said. Demolition of the old building and construction of the new gym and athletic fields will begin in March 2025, with a planned completion date of January 2026, they said.