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Outside Hours School Care

Using two transportable buildings reused from other schools as the basis for the design

  • Client Roman Catholic Diocese
  • Type New Build
  • Location St Therese's Bentley Park
  • Industry Education
  • Completion 2015
  • Cost $817K

Due to growing demand for outside school hours care at St Therese’s, there was a need to upgrade and expand. With limited space available at its existing location the Diocese of Cairns opted to relocate the new Facility elsewhere on the school site. The program for the works coincided with the availability of 2 transportable buildings from other schools. These buildings were used as a basis for the design.

Each of the transportable buildings contained 2 Classrooms and an office. These were arranged either side of a new, large covered area, which spills down and links the facility to the external areas. New amenities for staff and students were added, together with a state of the art food preparation area. Allowance has also been made for the future addition of a Kindergarten Building which cleverly ties in to the deck and circulation spaces