These upgrades provide Willoughby Public School and Willoughby Girls High School permanent facilities to accommodate 1,200 and 1,000 students respectively.
Taylor delivered upgrades to both Willoughby Public School and Willoughby Girls High School as part of the NSW Government’s four year investment initiative into public school upgrades across the state. Both schools are positioned adjacent to one another and occupy the whole block beside Mowbray Road and Penshurst Street in Willoughby. These upgrades provide the Public School and Girls High School with permanent facilities to accommodate 1,200 and 1,000 students respectively.
Willoughby Public School upgrades comprised 20 new permanent teaching spaces, library, special program rooms, administration and staff facilities, a new canteen and communal hall as well as more functional, increased open outdoor play space for the students. In addition, refurbishment to existing heritage buildings adapted with new hardstands and landscape was completed.
Works to Willoughby Girls High School consisted of 14 new permanent teaching spaces, refurbishment to existing heritage Building C, new student and staff amenities, OSD tank, multi purpose sports court and increased, functional outdoor play space. Both sites have new fire, electrical, mechanical and hydraulic services installation as well as underwent minor external alterations to revitalise existing building facades, landscaping and open space.
Minismising disruption to the school community and ensuring their safety were crucial considerations for the project. To address these, the Taylor team implemented the following:
- Thorough program coordination and smooth transition of the multiple stages, especially for works on the Public School.
- Split the project into two separate, completely enclosed hoarded compounds to protect children, staff, residents and the environment from site exposure. Hoardings were relocated as each stage was instigated.
- Regular meetings with both schools to keep the community informed of building works.
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