Hale Junior School

Client

Governors of Hale School

Location

Wembley Downs

Value

$14 million

Type

Construct only

Setting a new standard in primary schools, the new school replaces the original 1960s buildings.

The single-storey buildings radiate from a central common area and feature flexible learning spaces with strong visual and physical connection to the outdoors. The works included:

  • Demolishing the existing junior school and administration block

  • Small extension and renovation to the existing gym

  • Four new learning blocks of six rooms per block around central play and communal learning areas

  • Extensive external works including two new playgrounds (one a nature play), limestone walls, rock spalling, boulder seating and native garden

Completed in a live school environment, works were completed over two stages to minimise disruption to school operations and maintain the safety of students, teachers and other stakeholders.

The project met agreed time and budget targets.