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…)