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Project Name

Officer Specialist School & Secondary College

Project Background

The site for the new Officer Learning precinct includes a state of the art Specialist School and new Secondary College. The Learning precinct was a green field development, to accommodate a growing need for secondary education schools within the area. It will cater for over 1,200 students.

Located 49kms from the CBD in the satellite city of Officer, the project was delivered over two stages.

Stage 1 included the construction of the multi-mode Officer Specialist School, completed in 2014. The Specialist School will educate students with diverse learning needs aged between five to eighteen years. The school has been master-planned to accommodate 128 Special Development Students and 144 Specialist School Students.

Stage 2 of the project included the construction of a new Secondary College, completed in 2015. The Architects, Clarke Hopkins Clarke worked closely with the school community to create spaces, which promote and encourage lifelong learning while nurturing individual student’s needs. The project also included publicly accessed spaces, which will enable wider community engagement.

ARCHITECT: Clarke Hopkins Clarke

QUANTITY SURVEYOR: Davis Langdon

BUILDER: Melbcon

Scope of Services

Gallagher Jeffs was engaged to manage the tender, contract administration and DLP of all phases of the project. Given the special learning environments required to best serve the school community, the design process involved close collaboration with learning experts, the department and the design team to deliver an innovative and flexible school environment.

Outcomes

2016 A4LE Award – Winner Category 1: New Construction: Entire New School

CLIENT

Department of Education & Training (DET)

PROJECT VALUE:

$45 million

SECTOR:

Education

LOCATION:

Victoria