Ireland Brown Constructions has been appointed the head contractor for Trinity Grammar School – Centre for Business and Social Enterprise Building (CBSE) located at 40 Charles Street, Kew. The project is to be sited on the main campus of Trinity Grammar School, located 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 is to be demolished to make way for the proposed new building. It will house 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 will be located over on Ground level 1 accessed via a bridge and central stair with another 4 classrooms located on first floor level. Each level will have access to the Tudor Building via concrete ramp bridge.
This bridge will enable a linkage to the existing classroom level in Tudor building and allow 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 Shann Building and Roberston Building.
**Photo credit Rhiannon Slatter
The building has been designed to incorporate many architectural finishes including acoustic paneling, feature metalwork, brickwork, brick paving, alucobond cladding and aluminum sunshades. It is envisaged that this building showcases many of the principles of environmentally sustainable design. 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 is located within the grounds of Trinity Grammar School, during the construction phase close co-ordination with the school will be required to minimize disruptions to school campus.