Buildcorp joined our partners Kincoppal-Rose Bay School (KRB) to turn the sod for Stage One of their Junior School Masterplan redevelopment. This important event heralds the start of a transformational journey to reimagine the campus experience and create a new and exciting development for KRB’s young students.
KRB selected Buildcorp as its construction partner for both the Stage One redevelopment of the Vaucluse Road entry area and the Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) project, to design the best way to deliver the Stage Two Junior School refurbishment and extension.
To mark the start of Stage One works, Buildcorp MD Tony Sukkar AM took up a ceremonial shovel alongside the State Member for Vaucluse Gabriele Upton MP, Aunty Lola Ryan, Dr Mark Sinclair, KRB Board Chair and students.
Over the next six months of Stage One, the team will construct a new entry from Vaucluse Road, widen the internal roadway, reconfigure the Junior School entry gates and create an elevated walkway for students to use adjacent to the new road. These works will improve safety and convenience for students, families and the local community by removing traffic congestion from Vaucluse Rd during busy drop-off and pick-up times.
Buildcorp will deliver the works in stages, utilising off-peak timing and traffic control to minimise impact on the school’s operations and protect classes and exams.
Early Contractor Involvement sets up future stages for success
Buildcorp will commence designing the best way to deliver the Stage Two Junior School refurbishment and extension in a six-month ECI project, set to start in May. The Stage Two works will redevelop the Year 5/6 Junior School Centre New Circulation Hub and require a considered plan to temporarily relocate students while the works are underway. During the ECI, the team will work with project partners to design two levels of temporary classrooms within the Hughes Centre and develop the most effective program and methodologies for Stage Two.
The ECI design development will also consider the future stages including an Assembly Hall, Amphitheatre, new classrooms, rooftop garden and general learning areas. The team will advise on buildability, staging, risk management, planning approvals and heritage considerations.
KRB Principal Maureen Ryan said:
“We are delighted to be partnering with Buildcorp on this significant project. It will see the development of an outstanding Junior School which will cater for the needs of our youngest students before they progress to the Senior School. It will reflect the future world of the child and will give them opportunities to learn in a collaborative manner through experience and enquiry, to grow in confidence and gain the knowledge and skills to transform their world.”
Buildcorp Managing Director Tony Sukkar AM said:
“Buildcorp is proud to be selected as Kincoppal-Rose Bay School’s partner as they embark on their Junior School Masterplan delivery. Our team is harnessing over 32 years of experience across 91 education projects that have transformed campuses and institutions.
“The safety and protection of the school and community during Stage One is our first priority. We will also create value and opportunities as we find the best way to plan and deliver the future stages, while ensuring no lesson, exam or milestone skips a beat.
“Most importantly, the site will be a place of learning and opportunity from Day 1 as we bring students along the journey with informational site walks, industry experience events and presentations from our project leaders.
“We look forward to working with partners BVN, Mahady Management, Henry & Hymas, Blackett Maguire & Goldsmith and Northrop in creating the first stages of an incredible legacy for KRB’s students, faculty, families and the wider community.”