St Columba Anglican School
Client name: St Columba Anglican School
Duration: April 2019 - September 2020
Location: Port Macquarie, New South Wales
Total project value: 3M AUD
Services provided: Project Management
Located on the mid north coast of New South Wales, St. Columba Anglican School’s new Sustainability and Environmental Centre sets a new standard in environmentally sustainable building practices.
The Centre’s development presented an opportunity to employ a range of energy efficient designs to provide a healthy and regenerative place for learning and play.
The project involved the construction of a two-storey building containing four large classrooms, offices, storages areas and a covered breakout spaces. External works included refurbishing the existing amphitheatre to align with the new Centre’s sustainable design.
Key aspects of the Sustainability and Environmental Centre include:
Eco-friendly designs that take advantage of the environment to maximise views, sun-shading and natural ventilation
Expansive, flexible teaching areas that connect the outdoors with indoor learning spaces
A display that reflects the buildings real time energy consumption vs the energy being generated by the solar panels
Light sensitivity-controlled energy efficient LED lighting and mix-mode air-conditioning
The success of this project, is due in no small part to the inspirational and aspirational leadership shown by St Columba Anglican School and their faith in a strong team of consultants which was led by Coffey and included DRA architects, Clarence Consultants, Northrop and Lahey Construction.
Images courtesy of Iron and Clay Photography.