Address: Keith Road, Rossmoyne, WA 6148
Project Value: $12.6 Million. Stage 1 and 2
Construction Time: 53 weeks
Architect: T&Z Architecture
Constructing a major new building and refurbishing others amidst the daily activity of a large secondary school is no easy feat.
Yet this was exactly the challenge posed to PACT Construction in 2011-12, with the multi-disciplined construction company appointed to undertake works at Rossmoyne Senior High School, one of the nation’s leading secondary schools.
As part of the school’s ‘Master Plan’, a new state-of-the-art, two-storey building needed constructing. In addition, key demolition and refurbishment works were also required. These major works took place in two stages.
Stage 1: New state of the art building: May – December 2011.
PACT Construction’s first-class building expertise was put on display as the company began works on the new two-storey building which would house English and LOTE classrooms, visual arts, photography and media studios and a new cafeteria and staffroom.
With functionality paramount at all times, PACT Construction also showed their flair for aesthetics, creating a striking façade consisting of extensive feature glazing and shading and a contemporary concrete finish.
Ensuring a seamless transition from interior to exterior spaces, the new performing arts theatre takes full advantage of the feature limestone block work around the new facility.
Stage 2: Internal demolition and refurbishment: January 2012 – April 2012.
The task of enhancing the school’s existing Design and Technology facilities presented ongoing logistical and safety challenges, with internal demolition works and refurbishments requiring contractors to work around the hundreds of students who frequented the area daily.
PACT Construction’s experience and expertise ensured this second stage was carried out seamlessly, with all works completed on time including the creation of an international-sized soccer pitch.
Overall, the Rossmoyne Senior High School development was completed in just 53 weeks.
“We are extremely pleased with the result, in particular the outdoor amphitheatre. While it was only a refurbishment to the existing entrance, it feels like a brand new school because of the modern entrance,” said Ms Leila Bothams, Principal, Rossmoyne Senior High School.