New School Buildings Ready For 2012 School Year

New School Buildings Ready For 2012 School Year

Western Australia Minister for Education Elizabeth Constable

Western Australia Minister Assisting The Treasurer Bill Marmion

Completion Of Atwell Secondary College Moves A Step Closer

Victor P Taffa

Construction of stage two of Atwell Secondary College is on track with the awarding of an $18 Million contract to Universal Constructions, Minister Assisting the Treasurer Bill Marmion and Education Minister Liz Constable announced today.

Project Managed by the Department of Treasury and Finance’s Building Management and Works, the contract is for one double-storey building and three single-storey buildings.

Mr. Marmion said the contract included landscaping, tennis courts, cricket practice nets, parking bays and refurbishments to the stage one works.

“The $18 Million Contract is great value for money and well below estimates for the Construction Program.” Mr. Marmion said.

“The State Government is strongly committed to a more strategic focus on asset planning to ensure projects are fully justified, to generate savings and deliver projects on time and on budget.”

“The Building Program also demonstrates the Government’s commitment to the building industry during the economic downturn.” Mr. Marmion said.

Education Minister Liz Constable said it was good news for the Atwell School Community that the completion of the college was now a step closer.

“The College which will begin the 2011 school year as one of the new intake of Independent Public Schools is an inclusive school and the new facilities will help it to continue to provide a supportive learning environment for all students.” Dr. Constable said.

“The College opened in 2008 and currently caters for 680 students in years 7, 8 and 9. The new buildings will complete the senior school for years 10, 11 and 12 and be ready for occupation in the start of the 2012 school year.”

“Like all of our new schools, the good environmental design of these facilities minimises the buildings’ footprint and they are oriented to maximise the benefits of natural light and local climate.” Dr. Constable said.

Designed by Hassell Architects, the buildings are positioned to create comfortable, well-protected courtyard spaces with links to existing spaces to create a sense of unity between stage one and stage two construction.

The contract includes:

  • A double-storey senior learning building;
  • Single-storey general learning building for year 9 Students;
  • Single-storey building for materials technology workshops and studios;
  • Single-storey outdoor education store;
  • Two tennis courts, two cricket practice nets, 23 onsite parking bays and refurbishments and retrofits to the stage one construction.
WA Minister Assisting The Treasurer Bill Marmion

WA Minister Assisting The Treasurer Bill Marmion