Pymble Ladies College, NSW

#The Pymble ladies college located near the upper north shores of Sydney, NSW, is now home to the state-of-the-art Pymble indoor aquatic centre which offers the ladies college & general public access to a wide range of activities & services.

The Indoor Aquatic Centre was designed to replace the outdated outdoor pool with a 50m x 8 lane pool 2m to 3.7m deep and movable boom swimming facility. The Indoor pool includes 1m, 3m, & 5m platform diving facilities & a Learner’s pool open to the public which is suspended over manicured plant rooms, blurring the lines between the exterior landscape & interiority of the newly designed space.

Palmview Schools

#Project No: 7086

BE Collective were pleased to work with James Cubitt Architects (JCA) on the Palmview Schools project. The DoE commission was for the development of three new schools on a greenfield site. We delivered a coordinated multi-discipline service offering including Structural, Civil, Hydraulic (including Wet Fire), and Section J Energy Efficiency.

Our team was involved from the master planning phase, through concept, schematic, and detailed design for the new State School, Special School and State Secondary School (with a combined functional space of 18,000m2).

The scale and complexity of the project, combined with its proximity to protected wetlands proved to make the time-sensitive project a challenge. We worked closely with the Client, JCA, Cadence and  Place Design Group’s Landscape team, to ensure an optimal result. A concerted multi-discipline approach facilitated a smooth delivery & a project we’re proud of.

Craigslea High School Canteen

Project No: 7081

BEC’s Craigslea High School project involved the demolition and extension of the existing school canteen alongside BSPN Arcitecture.  The BEC team provided structural design and documentation as well as construction phase support.

Following the demolition of the existing canteen and pavement slab, we undertook an inspection of the exposed roof structure and framing to assess how best to approach design of the extension bracing.  The new school canteen structure required full glazing on all three sides of the extension, which left minimal room for wall bracing.  To work around this, we braced the extension primarily through the rear wall where it met the existing structure and roof.

Sacred Heart Primary School

Project Number: 6708

For our Sacred Heart Project, the BE Collective team provided civil and structural services comprehensively throughout the demolition, design, and construction phases of a new library and learning support building for Sacred Heart primary school in Booval.

The new building consists of a single-storey timber construction with a slab-on-ground system similar to a residential type construction. It includes a library, learning support centre, IT services, and general learning areas – complete with PWD access entryway.

Our civil contribution included a SBSMP and code compliance for stormwater; bulk earthworks cut and fill; and erosion and sediment control plans. The BE Collective team also provided extensive structural services across foundation and slab design; retaining wall, super structure and roof framing design; structural load bearing elements and bracing design; and continued construction phase support.

Darling Heights State School

BE Collective staff provided Project Management services for the Construction phase of the Darling Heights State School project. The project comprised three separate work fronts, with the construction of a new state of the art Music and teaching facility, the extension of an existing prep teaching building and the full refurbishment of an English as a Second Language (ESL) centre.

The Music facility is designed with inclusions such as full acoustic consideration, digital inter connectivity, media production and rehearsal rooms and a ‘green wall’ for video editing. An adjacent awning provides approximately 400m2 of undercover play area for the junior school.

The extension of the Prep building involved the expansion and full refurbishment of the teaching and Administrative spaces.  Works undertaken on the ESL building involved a full refurbishment including finishes and multiple operative walls to enable customisation of the teaching spaces.

Due to the location of the work zones enclosed within the operating school, student safety was paramount to all methodology approaches. This meant maximising works during holiday periods, before and after school and over weekends. Works were complete on program and on budget. (more…)