Neville Bonner Expansion Stage 4 involved a two-phase GC21 head contract to provide design & construct services for a new 885m2 educational building, with the objective to permanently house 175 students & associated staff members. The building incorporated adaptive learning areas that are consistent with current educational pedagogy, promoting open plan, flexible and collaborative spaces.

In addition to the building the design included a unique sensory courtyard which was developed to interact with the user’s senses, a nature play space incorporating timber and sandstone features, tunnels, sandpits, native trees and plant species, and various artificial grass and landscape areas. The extent of works helped to invigorate the underdeveloped aspects of the school grounds while maintaining and promoting their indigenous traditions.

The delivery method for the project consisted of a two-phase GC21 which promotes a collaborative contract framework.

The development of formal processes was undertaken on project commencement to define roles and responsibilities, communication protocols and decision making processes. Requiring a high level of administration, Projex remained diligent in managing the contract requirements which played a major role in achieving successful project outcomes.

  • Client Infrastructure Delivery Partners Group & ACT Education Directorate
  • Architect/Referee SQC Architecture
  • Project Value $5M
  • Delivery Model Design & Construct
  • Project Sector Education
  • Duration 8 Months
Working within an occupied school environment required a strict adherence to ACT Education Guidelines, requiring early risk identification and management.