Fintona Girls’ School Annie Hughston Centre
Fintona Girls’ School
ECI Construct Only
Months to build
- 2022 Australian Institute of Building VIC – Commercial Construction $2-25m
- Restrictive Site Access
- Live Operating Environment
- Early Contractor Involvement
- Student Interface
- Upgrades to Existing Services
- Close Proximity to Surrounding Residents
We worked collaboratively with Lyons Architecture and Fintona Girls’ School to secure this project through an Early Contractor Involvement process, providing significant time and cost savings, and incorporating several buildability solutions whilst maintaining the original design intent. The stunning two-level building is a modern, light-filled bookend to the existing Margaret Ross Centre at the campus. The dedicated STEM centre includes state-of-the-art lab spaces and classrooms, flexible learning areas, breakout spaces, meeting rooms and a technically enhanced design studio.
Externally, the building features a bespoke curved brick facade and steel plate window shrouds. The undulating brickwork incorporates a corbelled brick pattern, designed using algorithms that translated mathematical and scientific equations into 2D imagery. Construction of the new building on the campus was also offset by providing additional garden space and hardscaping surrounding the building for the students to enjoy.
Right from the commencement of the project, we understood the importance of delivering and handing over the building to the school at the start of Term 1 in 2021. We upheld our commitment to an accelerated program and Fintona’s Annie Hughston Centre was handed over to the school more than four weeks earlier than the contracted practical completion date.