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Mother of Good Counsel Primary School - Library

Bringing the 100 year old school into the digital age with a new focus building

  • Client Catholic Diocese of Cairns
  • Type New Build
  • Location Cairns, Far North Queensland
  • Industry Education
  • Completion 2011
  • Cost $1.1M

The construction of new library at Mother of Good Counsel School together with a complete upgrade of site communications provided the opportunity to bring the 100 year old school into the digital age.

The new Library building is the school’s focus defining the new entrance with sharp lines and colours against a traditional background. Special considerations were given to large roof overhangs, high spaces for natural ventilation and linked outdoor learning and recreational areas.

The building works were undertaken with careful regard to minimise disruption and the safety of the students as the school was fully operational during the 2 year construction period. The project was carefully monitored achieving the budget, completion date and client needs