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BAYSIDE COLLEGE – ADMINISTRATION & CLASS ROOMS P-9

Altona North

The new Bayside Secondary College is a result of the merger of the Altona Gate Primary School and the Altona North campus of the Bayside Secondary College.

The project required staged construction comprising:

  • Demolition of existing buildings and structures in two phases to maintain classroom accommodation.
  • Construction of a new administration, library and classroom buildings for years 5-9.
  • Construction of specialist teaching facilities (hive building ) including Science Laboratories, Art/Graphics Studios Metal and Timber Technology Workshops and Food Technology.

The hive building comprised flexible groupings of learning areas with a variety of operable walls grouped around a resource centre and shared facilities.

The buildings reflect an environmentally sensitive design maximising solar control through orientation and site layout. Other sustainability features include intelligent automated thermal chimneys connected to a mechanised window system, rainwater harvesting for irrigation, drought tolerant garden landscaping and creative urban sensitive stormwater solutions.

CLIENT
Department of Education & Early Childhood Development
ARCHITECT
GHD
SERVICES ENGINEER
GHD
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
GHD
COMPLETION
May 2009
CONTRACT VALUE
$6.8 million

 

Success Factors

Effective communication with stakeholders to minimise the impact of construction on school activities and maintaining the highest levels of safety throughout the project.

Managing multiple stages of works with progressive handover/ occupancy of each stage.

Accommodating design changes post-construction through high levels of client support.

Devco is a great Australian success story of persistence, skill and hard work creating a business based on the traditional values of quality and service.

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