The Oakleigh Primary School Redevelopment finished construction on 29th of May. The completed facilities over 2 years and in 3 stages, includes a new gymnasium and the renovation of both the preschool, the BER building and main classroom block, which was completed in two separate stages. The extensive staged works were completed on a very confined site whilst minimising disruptions to teaching staff and students.
The new gymnasium is a sleek yet lively facilities upgrade to the school, allowing for an increased presence of physical education in the school’s curriculum. A flexible multipurpose music room within hall allows for the space to be used for a multitude of programs. While connected by sheltered paths and walkways, the building remains separate from the rest of the school, allowing it to be a value adding asset, able to be loaned for after hours use by local sporting organisations.
Reshaping the existing buildings allowed for the school to engage more types and modes of education, through a flexible and adaptable internal structure. The external thresholds of the buildings have also been challenged, creating a stronger sense of site connectivity and visual continuity between the buildings all whilst providing accessibility throughout the school.
The project has been a great collaborative effort between Oakleigh Primary personnel, the VSBA and the Tectura Principal Consultant architectural design and consultant team.
More can be read about the project HERE.