This primary school had its 50 year reunion this year and prior to the
renovations it was feeling every one of those 50 years. The existing
brick walls were cracking, the flat roofs were leaking and overall it was
very tired and disjointed. The brief was to create fun and vibrant
learning spaces for the students and create a shared multipurpose area
the whole school could use. But the number one requirement was protection
for the students & staff from the elements.
For fifty years this school has had no outdoor area for the students to
use in wet weather and intense summer heat. Our major requirement was to
provide a multipurpose hall, new canteen and renovate the existing
600m2 of enclosed hall space has been created by spanning over the
existing quadrangle, connecting the existing classrooms. Extensive
glazing visually links the hall to classrooms and to the school grounds.
High-level glazing over the classroom roofs provide light and volume to
Classrooms received entire makeovers enjoying new joinery, floor
coverings and vibrant pinboard wall treatments.
The new canteen boasts a stainless steel commercial kitchen, cool room
and undercover weather protection for the children.
The exterior façade of the school has had a striking facelift with
Alucobond panel cladding and new signage. New roofs over the classrooms
are anchored to the existing brick walls with contrasting Customorb
The transformation has injected new energy into the school and is being
enjoyed by all.
Builder: Scott Gunning Constructions