Woodcroft College Administration Building

Background

Woodcroft College was founded in 1989 as an R-12 facility, which in its years of rapid expansion had relied on transportable buildings to house classrooms and administrative facilities. Due to its continuous growth, the college engaged Kennett Builders to construct a new Administration Building for the school. The goal was to transform the transportable character of the site to one of permanence, providing a face for the local community.

Challenges

  • The building was on a sloping site
  • Students needed to be able to access the second floor academic offices
  • Access to natural light and ventilation and the need for cellular rather than open plan offices left the liner layout with a double locked corridor
  • Work had to be completed with minimal disruption to students and teachers and within a tight timeframe

Outcomes

  • The project was completed successfully and included junior school office and staffroom, academic leadership offices, finance and administration, uniform shop, meeting rooms, gallery, and archive rooms
  • The building responded to a sloping site with a split-level ground floor, separating the junior and senior school
  • Roof level skylights provided illumination to corridors, creating a bright modern feel for the College while also reducing the energy demand for the building
  • Air conditioning was zoned with individual office controls and automatic cut-off switches to prevent energy wastage
  • The project was completed under budget and on time

Our project team

Stuart Allan – Construction Manager
Paul Jennings – Project Manager
Alan Lamb – Site Manager
Carlos Viana – Safety Officer

 Awards

2008 MBA Building Excellence Awards – Excellence in Commercial / Industrial Building $2m – $5m

Woodcroft College Administration Building

Woodcroft College Administration Building