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MacKillop Catholic College – Stage 2

MacKillop Catholic College – Stage 2

Project Data

LOCATION
Mount Peter, Cairns, QLD

PROJECT TYPE
Education

SCOPE OF WORKS
New Build, Fire Services, Earthworks

CONTRACT
Construct Only

Client
Roman Catholic Diocese of Cairns

VALUE
$4.7 Million

OVERVIEW

This project was the expansion of the MacKillop Catholic College to increase the school’s capacity with additional This project was the expansion of the MacKillop Catholic College to increase the schools capacity with additional GLA’s, Library, Reading Areas, Administration offices and amenities.
The project was a new facility on a greenfield site that included extensive civil infrastructure for future expansion. This modern teaching facility creates an open learning environment with large amounts of glazing including a dedicated skylight running down the centre of the roof line.
The stage 2 works also included a new fire road, 30 space carpark and upgrade of the fire hydrant and water tank facility with booster pumps included due to distance from the mains.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • DifficultiesThis project featured some architecturally significant structural steel. This bred some complexity in the design of these elements which required considerable coordination between services trades.
  • OutcomesAs with all school projects, WIP had to be sensitive of the surrounding school premises and special care given to access and egress to the site. WIP worked closely with the school groups and stakeholders on the project to ensure no WH&S or environmental issues.

Project Data

LOCATION
Mount Peter, Cairns, QLD

PROJECT TYPE
Education

SCOPE OF WORKS
New Build, Fire Services, Earthworks

CONTRACT
Construct Only

Client
Roman Catholic Diocese of Cairns

VALUE
$4.7 Million

OVERVIEW

This project was the expansion of the MacKillop Catholic College to increase the school’s capacity with additional This project was the expansion of the MacKillop Catholic College to increase the schools capacity with additional GLA’s, Library, Reading Areas, Administration offices and amenities.
The project was a new facility on a greenfield site that included extensive civil infrastructure for future expansion. This modern teaching facility creates an open learning environment with large amounts of glazing including a dedicated skylight running down the centre of the roof line.
The stage 2 works also included a new fire road, 30 space carpark and upgrade of the fire hydrant and water tank facility with booster pumps included due to distance from the mains.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • DifficultiesThis project featured some architecturally significant structural steel. This bred some complexity in the design of these elements which required considerable coordination between services trades.
  • OutcomesAs with all school projects, WIP had to be sensitive of the surrounding school premises and special care given to access and egress to the site. WIP worked closely with the school groups and stakeholders on the project to ensure no WH&S or environmental issues.
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