Golden Grove High School Redevelopment

To accommodate the state-wide shift of Year 7 students from primary school to high school, Golden Grove High School (GGHS) required a major infrastructure upgrade which is to be ready for the new students in 2022.

Client:
Golden Grove High School

Designer:
Brown Falconer

Client Project Manager:
Department of Infrastructure and Transport

Delivery Model:
ECI / Design & Construct

Location:
Golden Grove, SA

Duration:
14 months

Project Size:
17,000 m2

To accommodate the state-wide shift of Year 7 students from primary school to high school, Golden Grove High School (GGHS) required a major infrastructure upgrade to accommodate the new students in 2022.

The project saw the construction of two new two-storey buildings, with one building to be used as general learning areas for the year 7 and year 8 students, and the other building being a performing arts centre.

SHAPE was engaged under an ECI and D&C agreement to manage the design finalisation process. The consultant team had been nominated by DIT and the design was underway however it was imperative that the final design would meet the project budget.

During the design delivery phase, our team worked closely with the consultant team and DIT to complete buildability and value management investigations. This phase involved numerous workshops and our team worked closely with preferred subcontractors to maximise value-for-money. Through this process, we were able to achieve significant savings whilst also ensuring that both buildings suited the needs of GGHS and that the design intent was not compromised.

With the works taking place in an occupied high school, GGHS and SHAPE saw an opportunity to provide learning experiences for senior students. Our team organised regular site walks and along with our subcontractor teams, we tailored these walks so that the student groups could see how their classes were applicable to the construction industry. The students also benefited from hearing relatable experiences from apprentices that worked on site and our team shared their journeys into construction.

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