Mother Teresa Catholic College Stage 3A, Baldivis


Project Details

Client:Catholic Education WA
Architect:Parry and Rosenthal
Contact Value:$15,000,000
Commenced:January 2018
Completion:January 2019
Following the successful completion of Stage 3, Focus Building Company were awarded the Stage 3A contract to provide the extended Learning Block part 2, Resource Centre/Science Block and Administration block. Focus Building Company, on completion of the latest Stage 3A will have completed in excess OF $37.5 million of construction works for the Mother Teresa Catholic Collage. The second Learning Block & Administration Building will be ready to receive staff and students from January 2019 with the Resource Centre following in late March 2019. The project follows the high quality designs of Parry and Rosenthal Architects and the very high level of finish, with all the buildings being constructed of rammed earth to match and complement the existing College stages. The rammed earth walls are over 10m high in some areas which are believed to be some of the highest constructed in Perth. These have required special attention from our construction staff working closely with the sub-contractor. All learning areas within the design are also orientated to optimize passive solar effects and capture breezes for natural ventilation, which coupled with the thermal mass of the rammed earth walls will minimize overall energy usage of the building. This is also all automated on a fully integrated BMS system. The key challenge for our construction team is ensuring that the works remain segregated from the operational school. Several elements linked the works into the existing college through the occupied stairway and specialist planning will be required as we are to install a high level link bridge to enable students to access the extended Learning Block from the 1st floor level. Planning and involving the School and their stakeholders has been key to ensure that all risks are minimized and there is no impact of the College’s operations.

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