In November 2010, Built Environs completed the construction of a two-storey $7.5 million gymnasium, teaching and theatre complex for Wesley College in Coode Street, South Perth, WA.
The project involved construction of a two-storey transition building, including classrooms and teaching areas, and a pavilion building with gymnasium, theatre and additional teaching area, providing a total area of nearly 2,900 m2. The buildings are of precast column and brick construction, with timber trusses, insulated wall panels, louvres, window facades and metal and tile roofs.
The main entrance incorporates a large two-storey void area with opaque Danpalon architectural roof glazing that helps accentuate the large open gymnasium and create an indoor-outdoor teaching area.
Given the height of the pavilion building and the operational school environment, Built Environs decided to build the timber rafters in large panel sections, so that the roof could be craned-up in sections in one morning. As well as reducing the need to work at height, this method saved time.
On taking on the project, a number of legacy documentation issues resulted in the building needing to be fast-tracked, with revisions completed under architect’s instructions and sketches. Built Environs completed all the extra work immediately, helping to save at least three or four months in construction time.
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