Project manager, Gallagher Jeffs in conjunction with Haileybury College engaged Renascent to complete Stage 2 of their Melbourne CBD campus, setting the challenge of bringing their vertical school vision to life. This contemporary campus encompassed a full refurbishment of the former 10 storey office complex within the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. The project spanned over 4 levels and 5,900 square meters, along with major mechanical plant upgrade across two roof top levels. The internal fitout works included high-end drama, performing arts and music departments, state of the art science laboratories with fume cupboards and chemical storage, computer laboratories, general teaching space, teachers’ utility areas and a 425m2 landscaped terrace for students.
Challenges met by Renascent’s project team included management of concurrent works across multiple floors whilst the schools ELC and administrative departments maintained full operation. Other challenges included traffic management within the busy CBD location, high-rise residential buildings adjacent, erection of a roof top louver system, shut down of 3 major CBD mobile phone towers to enable the significant roof top mechanical works and slab penetration through a post tensioned slab for an internal staircase.
The project was successfully completed on time and within budget and the challenges encountered were overcome by our Project Team.
West Melbourne VIC
Darren Carnell Architects