Trinity Grammar School
Mc Intyre Partnership Architects
Nov 2015 – March 2017
Ireland Brown Constructions were appointed the head contractor for Trinity Grammar School – Centre for Business and Social Enterprise Building (CBSE) located at 40 Charles Street, Kew. The project site was located on the main campus of Trinity Grammar School, at the north eastern end of the quadrangle, adjacent existing Shann Building and Science, Design and Technology and Tudor buildings.
The existing Arnold Hall Building was demolished to make way for the new building which houses the new lecture theatre and associated spaces, class rooms and 6 staff offices accessed via circulation and milling spaces. All supporting staff services and student areas are integrated within the various levels. A year level comprising 4 classrooms is located on Ground level 1 is accessed via a bridge and central stair with another 4 classrooms located on the first floor level. Each level also has access to the Tudor Building via concrete ramp bridge.
This bridge provides a linkage to the existing classroom level in the Tudor building and allows students to continue through to the Science & Technology building. Access to the west is via a new stair that links to all classrooms on all levels within the Shann Building and Roberston Building.
The building design incorporates many architectural finishes including acoustic paneling, feature metalwork, brickwork, brick paving, alucobond cladding and aluminum sunshades. The design focus has been energy efficiency through passive building design principles, natural ventilation and thermal mass. Water efficiency is gained through efficient hydraulic fixture.
As the project was located within the grounds of Trinity Grammar School, the construction required close co-ordination with the school in order to minimize disruptions to the campus.
**Photo credit Rhiannon Slatter