South Yarra Primary School

Modular design and construction allowed a new three-storey building to be built while the school continued to operate.

Sector:

Education and Modular

Disciplines:

Architecture, Interior Design

Client:

Sensum Group (on behalf of Department of Education and Training Victoria)

Year:

2020 – completed

Role:

Principal Design Consultant

Budget:

$6 Million

Location:

South Yarra, Victoria

Builder:

Grove Group

Photographer:

Devin Goheen

Project Manager:

Sensum Group

The Brief

With existing facilities outdated, dilapidated and unfit for purpose, the school needed to create a new learning centre and refurbish a number of existing facilities, while working within the site’s constraints and heritage overlays, which presented a variety of design challenges.

The Solution

At the core of B2’s solution was the modular construction of a new three-storey building that was predominantly built offsite, allowing the school to continue operating. This new building along with the refurbishment of existing spaces and buildings, means that the school now boasts dynamic and contemporary facilities, including:

  • Contemporary Learning Centre with twelve classrooms and support spaces.
  • External activity space.
  • Administration and office.
  • Library.
  • Multi-purpose spaces.
  • Landscaped outdoor space with large external deck.

The building works involved the:

  • Modular construction of a new three storey building.
  • Refurbishment and reconfiguration of existing buildings.
  • Services upgrades.
  • Landscaping and construction of an external deck.