Arthur Phillip High School and Parramatta Public School, Education Building Development, Australia Architecture
Arthur Phillip High School and Parramatta Public School
New South Wales Education Building: Competition Win – design by Grimshaw Architects and BVN
11 Feb 2016
New Arthur Phillip High School and Parramatta Public School Building
Design: Grimshaw Architects / BVN
APHS + PPS
Location: Macquarie Street, Parramatta, NSW, Australia
The New Arthur Phillip High School and Parramatta Public School
The first high-tech, high-rise public school is to be built in Australia’s New South Wales, through an investment of more than AUD 100 million. Global construction consultancy Turner & Townsend is to provide full cost management services and advisory for this project.
Grimshaw Architects and BVN have won an international design competition for the first high-rise public school in NSW.
TURNER & TOWNSEND CONSULTS ON FIRST HIGH-RISE PUBLIC SCHOOL IN NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
Turner & Townsend, the global programme management consultancy, is providing full cost management services and advisory on the construction of the first high rise public high school and a new multi-storey public primary school in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.
The new Arthur Phillip High School and Parramatta Public School will become the first high tech, high rise “future focused” schools in the region, through an investment of more than AUD 100 million (GBP 48,824,554).
Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli said: “An international competition for the tender ensured the schools will have the best possible educational facilities.
“By building a high rise school we’ve been able to significantly increase the size of the playground as well as cater for more students at Arthur Phillip High School.
“These future focused schools will allow students keep pace with the new technologies they’ll need to master as they enter the workforce.”
Key features of the design include:
• Highly adaptable, technology rich teaching and learning spaces
• Formal and informal gathering areas for teacher and student interaction
• Diverse indoor and outdoor spaces to encourage sport, activity and passive play
• Community service and recreation spaces
• Welcoming meeting areas for parents and teachers
• Heritage buildings retained and integrated into the design
Anooj Oodit, Managing Director for Turner & Townsend Australia and New Zealand, commented: “Vertical high rise schools are an increasing trend in modern cities as communities look to accommodate growing populations and new ways of learning. The re-development of Arthur Phillip High School and Parramatta Public School will set the benchmark for future high rise schools in Australia. Through our extensive experience delivering complex education projects, we are delighted to have been appointed on the project to support the department in achieving the project’s objectives.”
Following this, Turner & Townsend has also been appointed to provide project management services on the first vertical high school in the South Australia region, which will cater for 1,500 students.
About Turner & Townsend
Turner & Townsend is an independent professional services company specialising in program management, project management, cost management and consulting across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.
With 90 offices in 38 countries, we draw on our extensive global and industry experience to manage risk while maximising value and performance during the construction and operation of our clients’ assets.
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Arthur Phillip High School is a coeducational public high school in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. Wikipedia
Address: Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9635 8638
The NSW Government unveiled the winning design for the new Arthur Phillip High School (APHS) and the neighbouring Parramatta Public School (PPS), after announcing it will rebuild APHS as a high-rise school in February 2015.
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