23/06/2020 - 13:41

Perth architect wins design on $60m high school

23/06/2020 - 13:41

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With_Architecture Studio has secured the contract to design a $60 million secondary school in Piara Waters, which will open to year seven students in 2023.

Perth architect wins design on $60m high school
With_Architecture is led by founding director and former state government architect Geoff Warn.

With_Architecture Studio has secured the contract to design a $60 million secondary school in Piara Waters, which will open to year seven students in 2023.

The first stage of the Piara Waters high school will include general learning areas, food and technology classrooms, a library, hard courts and an oval, as well as an administration building and student services area.

The facilities will accommodate 750 students and 50 education support students.

As designer and lead consultant, With_Architecture will guide a team of consultancies to deliver the project, with preliminary construction works to proceed to tender in August.

Construction is scheduled for April next year, with the project expected to create more than 1,600 jobs.

Stage one will be open to year seven students in the first half of 2023.

Premier Mark McGowan said there were a number of school upgrades being rolled out across the state.

“This is a significant investment that will support local families, while creating jobs for Western Australians as we recover from COVID-19,” the premier said last week.

The first stage will also include a specialist education support centre for students with special education needs.

The centre will include four classrooms, an independent skills room, sensory room, therapy room and multipurpose learning areas.

“Families in the area with children who need additional support will now be able to access a specialist education close to home,” Education Minister Sue Ellery said.

“Students will learn in fantastic modern classrooms equipped with the latest technologies.”

With_Architecture is led by founding director and former state government architect Geoff Warn.

Meanwhile, Geraldton-based Crothers Construction has secured a $3.2 million contract to complete works on the Child and Adolescent Health Service’s pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.

Crothers said it would upgrade the fit-out of the existing warehouse to include an office area, laboratory production area and support areas, as well as a roof level plant deck.

The company beat seven other submissions for the works, which are scheduled to complete next March.

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