Construction Update – 31 August 2016

Work Continues on Science Centre for Tomorrow

If you’ve walked across campus recently, you may have seen (or heard!) the ongoing renovation for the College’s new Science Centre for Tomorrow, on track for completion in mid-2017. During Term 2, contractors were busy completing work in the following areas:

  • The structure, walls and floors have been constructed on the east side, with the roof to be installed over the next few weeks.
  • Structural steel work has been installed on the lower ground floor and demolition of the walls has commenced.
  • Work on the building’s services has commenced, including air conditioning units, fire and electrical systems.
  • Work will now be focused on the west side of the building with the lower ground floor slab to be poured by the end of August, followed by construction of the building’s walls.

Stage 1, which includes a prep area and laboratories in the lower ground floor, and labs and classrooms in the north wing, is planned for completion in February 2017. Stage 2, which includes the building’s east and west wings, is planned for completion in July 2017.

Construction Update – 18 May 2016

During Term 1, contractors have been busy completing work in the following areas:

  • In-ground services have been installed, including plumbing, gas and conduits for power and data;
  • Ground work has been completed on the west side for the drop zone enclosure and footings, which will be installed later this term; and
  • The concrete slab for the ground floor extension on the east side of the building has been prepared and is due to be poured later this week.

Demolition of the existing structure is ongoing, with classes now being held in the ground and first floor classrooms, as well as the Year 12 Common Room and the demountable located just outside the building’s former main entrance.

Paul Sutton, Property Services Manager, said due to issues encountered with undocumented services and ‘challenging’ structural elements, both being standard problems with renovating older buildings, the project timeline has been adjusted, and completion is now due at the end of Term 1 2017.