This multilevel facility will accommodate a new four level Performing Arts Centre for Knox Grammar School in Wahroonga, and act as space for students to learn, practice and showcase their creative talents in music, drama, dance and audio visual.
The building will comprise music and drama classrooms and multi-purpose spaces, a 700 seat tiered lyric theatre, a 165 seat minor performance space, state of the art music, dance and drama teaching rooms. In addition a secure basement car park with 116 spaces will be delivered and a link footbridge between the new centre and the wider campus.
During the tender period Taylor worked closely with numerous subcontractors on a value engineering exercise to achieve financial advantage for the client with a focus on the shoring and audio visual disciplines. As a result, achieving significant cost savings in these two areas alone of approximately $1.6 million.
The project has been highlighted by the tight access restrictions, significant student interface and it’s location next to an active city rail line. Despite this the team managed several 400m³+ concrete pours and have worked tirelessly on stakeholder management to maintain communication lines with not only the school but all stakeholders in the area.
Knox Grammar School – Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW)