Kane Constructions was engaged under a Lump Sum contract by the Department of Education for the construction of a new General Learning Area (GLA), which will house the Prep and Year 1 students of the existing Goodna State School.
The new two-storey structure features a third floor as a viewing platform, eight new classrooms, two amenities blocks, staff rooms and covered walkways which connect the existing school to the new building.
External works included the construction of new tiered outdoor seating space, garden areas, a new groundsmen’s shed and curved retaining walls. All work has been built to allow future stages to be integrated with ease.
The project had some challenges, particularly with diverting existing services within a school that was originally built in 1870. Kane actively collaborated with design consultants to re-divert and relocate services, while minimising the operational impact on school activities at all times.
Kane continued to work closely with design consultants throughout the entire project to implement alternative products for cladding, metalwork design and materials, which provided the client and school with significant cost savings.