DEVCO | Nash Education Centre – Parade College Bundoora
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NASH EDUCATION CENTRE – PARADE COLLEGE

Bundoora

The project includes the partial demolition of the ground level and basement structure, refurbishment and additions. The new three-level building includes open learning at ground level and four open learning areas with a central project hub on the upper level which has stair and lift access. The basement level comprises storage, staff areas and amenities. Works include infrastructure upgrade to the sub-station and main switchboard supplying the campus.

The building has a concrete ground floor slab supported with precast panels and in-situ concrete columns. The upper levels are steel framed with the floor supported on pre-cast panels and steel columns.

The building exterior features arched patterned pre-cast concrete with copper alucobond lining and curved patterned decorative glass. The interior has a vaulted timber ceiling and feature wall panelling.

The external finishes are a combination of masonry, pre-finished compressed sheet, metal cladding, perforated metal panels and aluminium louvres. There are bespoke timber window frames with extensive use of internally laminated wall panelling.

CLIENT
Parade College
ARCHITECT
CHT Architects
SERVICES ENGINEER
BRT Consulting
STRUCTURAL/CIVIL ENGINEER
Wallbridge & Gilbert
COMPLETION
July 2017
CONTRACT VALUE
$5 million

Success Factors

Implementation of an effective construction methodology ensuring construction activities do no impact on the school.

Delivered high quality internal/external finishes to a building with complex geometry both with the structure and fabric.

High levels of site coordination/supervision of trades to ensure the highest level of build quality and safety.

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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