The existing Stevenson Library building will undergo major alterations and additions. Works include extensions to floor slabs, creation of an atrium void, addition of a sixth storey within the new pitched roof, complete internal fitout works, and re-cladding of the exterior. The new development will overlook the school oval and allow free flowing north-south circulation between respective buildings, something that is not currently possible within the campus.
Taylor collaborated with the client on several Value Engineering proposals and solutions. Successful concepts include the rationalisation of the minor windows to the western elevation, redesign of the parquetry flooring as well as substitution of sandstone blockwork to the plinths and surrounds of the large feature windows with masonry and render.
An important aspect of the project is maintaining the Scots Baronial design to reinforce the College’s rich history and traditions. This includes the use of traditional materials, styles and techniques of the period. Taylor worked closely with the Architect on pre-construction design to meet the vision of the project whilst maintaining the functionality and value of the building.