Address: Cnr Pinjar Rd & Splendens Avenue, Banksia Grove
Project Value: $41.8 million
Construction Time: 70 weeks
Architect: T&Z Architects
Joseph Banks Secondary College will service Perth’s large northern suburbs growth corridor, particularly Banksia Grove and Wanneroo. Stage One of development commenced in late September 2013, with a second stage to follow in 2015-16.
As one of the most accomplished education sector builders in WA, PACT was a strong candidate when the Joseph Banks Secondary College project went to tender.
The project has seen PACT again partner with T&Z Architects and has utilised a tilt-up panel construction method with conventional post and beams.
Materials utilised comprise of general blended concrete and extensive special mix (coloured concrete) with honed finish, steel trowel, wood float, broom finish and exposed aggregate finish. Other features comprise face block, honed blocks, some reinforced block work plus Vitrabond coloured and Supawood acoustic panels.
Now completed, the building’s facilities include a learning community and admin building; performing arts centre; café and library; material technology / IT / food and technology building; health and physical education building; sports oval / football / rugby ground; netball / basketball / tennis courts; cricket pitch and nets plus extensive soft and hard landscaping works.
In keeping with PACT’s commitment to environmentally sustainable building practices, the project has meet the requirements of a four-star Green Star Education version one rating.