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Site Area

St David’s Parish School is situated in Tea Tree Gully and the project was to be undertaken whilst the school was fully operational.

The project consisted of demolishing two existing transportable buildings and the construction of a new two storey building in their place.  The new building houses ten classrooms, a meeting room along with two multipurpose rooms, an art/science room and a kitchen. A special feature is the level 1 external play deck, which is surfaced with synthetic grass, and which can be utilised as an outdoor classroom.  Landscaping around this area adds a picturesque space for the students to play.

During the site works phase, a number of latent conditions were discovered including uncharted services running through the site as well as a significant number of concrete piers located to a depth of over 4.0 metres. Collaboratively, Pascale Construction worked closely with the consultant team and the specialist trade contractors to develop a cost effective solution and to minimise the overall total impact on program.

The building elements comprise of reinforced concrete ground and suspended slabs, precast concrete external walls, structural steel frame, and various elements of lightweight and extensive aluminium shopfront cladding. The internal fitout combines the use of detailed flush plasterboard ceilings, complimented with acoustic treatments, and the use of wood grain veneers to doors and joinery. Large sliding acoustic double doors link the learning areas. The project was successfully completed to allow the school sufficient time to set up and prepare for the commencement of Term 1, 2020.