Champagnat Catholic College

Comprehensive planning and resourcefulness were key factors in Paynter Dixon’s refurbishment of learning facilities at Champagnat Catholic College – minimising disruption to a bustling school environment.   

Champagnat Catholic College is expanding to help meet the future schooling needs of a growing Pagewood-Matraville community in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Transitioning to a co-educational environment from 2023, the school commissioned Paynter Dixon to work on stage 1 of a master plan which outlines extensive new facilities over the next six years.

Our team oversaw building extensions and alterations to existing classrooms, including:

  • a refurbished science lab on the first floor
  • the formation of new science preparation rooms
  • a new Teaching and Applied Science room on the ground floor
  • an extension of G block to form a new two-storey building consisting of two classrooms on the ground floor, and two
    classrooms upstairs.

Science labs have access to gas, water, electricity and drainage, with exhaust requirements incorporating fume cupboards. The extension of G block required a steel framed roof structure and reinforced concete slabs. To accommodate the extension, the end of the building was removed and sealed with hoarding during construction.

A wing of the College was reroofed with minimal disruption to school activities. This was achieved by preferencing work on the outward-facing slope overlooking the street, removing the need for scaffolding in the student quadrangle.

Our team was also engaged to replace combustible cladding during the school holiday period, with an adequate proportion completed in time for the school’s Open Day.

The completed work reflects the exceptional quality in contemporary learning embraced by the school.