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Arthur Philip High School, Parramatta

Project Details

Budget
$100 Million
Project Size
30,000m2
Time Frame
24 months

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The Project

The redevelopment and expansion of Arthur Philip High School is part of a $100 million commitment by the NSW Government to meet the needs of the growing Western Sydney population. It is designed as a ‘future-focused’ school, featuring a 17-storey education facility that will accommodate up to 2000 children. The building includes a modern school gym, flexible teaching spaces and technology-rich environments that will provide children with a collaborative and personalised learning environment.

                                              

The Solutions

Grimshaw Architects, in collaboration with BVN Architecture and the NSW Department of Education, tasked Modern Building Certifiers (MBC) with providing BCA consultancy advice at every stage of the project. This included fire engineering solutions as well as building certification services such as Crown Approvals. The unique design and complexity of the project presented a number of challenges, which were overcome through accurate interpretation of the BCA and clear communication between all stakeholders.

 

The Outcome

Construction began at Arthur Philip High School in January 2017 and will be ready for occupation by early 2019. Despite the ambitious scope of the project, our Accredited Certifiers have taken a practical approach to building certification, carefully reviewing each element of the design and construction to ensure the school achieves its mandate while remaining safe and compliant. MBC has achieved all timelines and milestones to date and provided stakeholders with the confidence they need to make informed decisions about the direction of the project.

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