Address: Lot 2 Cotherstone Road, Kalamunda, WA 6076
Project Value: $3.9 Million
Construction Time: 78 weeks
Architect: Matthew Architecture
This multi-stage development involved refurbishing existing structures and creating a new building at the Kalamunda Senior High School—all while keeping the school fully operational. The project involved a significant extension and fit-out of the existing canteen building, as well as internal demolition and refurbishment of 11 classrooms that encompass home economics, textiles, audio/visual and science teaching rooms.
Approximately 500m2 of covered walkways were also prepared, demolished and replaced throughout the school. The home economics teaching area was extended, and a new science teaching area and resources/staff room was constructed for the science teachers.
The school’s central quadrangle was refurbished with contemporary brick paving and new grassed areas. The challenging design of a curved walkway connecting the new canteen to the adjacent areas is now a signature feature of the site.
Client-directed variations involving almost 200 instructions for additional work saw the value increase from $2.9 million to more than $3.9 million. But despite the significantly increased scope, the works were completed in February 2011 within the original contract time frames.