Working in close partnership with the St Brigid’s Catholic College, our education team developed a site master plan to guide building-by-building construction as the school population increases.
Our expertise in managing construction around occupied school environments has subsequently transformed the master plan into built outcomes. Construction was planned around school times, student and staff movements, exam timetables and school events which ensured the school continued to function as seamlessly as possible.
One of the key elements of the master plan was to ensure no disruption to existing buildings during construction. Work was planned around school times, student and staff movements, exam timetables and school events ensuring the school continued to function seamlessly.
- Two major classroom buildings, drop off and pick-up areas
- Car parking
- Science labs, art studio and flexible learning spaces
- Playground areas
- A two-storey hospitality learning centre
- A student-run community café
Stage one involved the construction of Buildings A and B, with drop-off facilities and car parking. To minimise campus disruption, students were temporarily accommodated in prefabricated buildings while construction unfolded.
Stage two entailed the construction of new learning areas included science labs, art studio and flexible open learning spaces. The design of the learning environment supports the student-centred learning model by incorporating a range of varying sized spaces, both indoor and outdoor, to meet the different task needs of the students.
The final stage involved the construction of a two-storey standalone building to teach Senior Hospitality. This includes a contemporary open learning environment on the first floor with break out spaces for collaboration to occur. The ground floor also includes a community café operated by students, providing an opportunity to undertake Vocational Education Training for post-secondary school occupations.