North Perth School of Early Learning
- Location81 Angove Street, North Perth
- ArchitectTom Godden Designs
- ClientSchool of Early Learning
- Project Value $7.5 Million
Early Learning Centre
EMCO Building is excited and proud to announce the successful completion of the
North Perth School of Early Learning project.
This unique building integrates new and old with the heritage listed 1907 North
Perth Police Station transitioning seamlessly into the sophisticated, three story,
state of the art early learning facility.
The newly constructed, high spec’d childcare centre features, balcony play areas,
quiet rooms, nursing areas, a commercial kitchen, administrative offices and a
vehicle lift to access the basement carpark.
The raw material pallet chosen by the design team includes insitu concrete
finished surfaces, recycled jarrah decking, galvanized steel and glass. All bought to
life with the external playground’s elements of grass, sandpits, water play areas,
fruit trees and mature tree trunks.
The 1907 Police Station underwent extensive structural strengthening to allow for
wider openings in the walls throughout as well as the numerous skylights allowing
natural light to pour into previously dimly lit heritage building.
The elevated outdoor play areas are truly like no other, with tree trunks installed
floor to ceiling ranging from 4-8 metres in length, sand pits, water play areas, grass
and even a skywalk suspended over the 2 level void.
With all that said this project was not without its fair serve of challenges, with
the confines of a tight residential environment, tree protection zones, stringent
heritage regulations and insitu concrete finishes which the project team worked
tirelessly to ensure the deliverables were met and exceeded.