Modernising Belconnen High School

Client: ACT Government - Infrastructure Finance and Capitol Works
Location: Australian Capital Territory
Project: Design development and refurbishment of existing school
Completion Date: January 2019
Completion Time: 18 Months
Value: $19 Million

The project involved the design development and refurbishment of the existing two story High School, main building, back building and hall. Key project objectives were to create additional teaching spaces and open indoor and outdoor learning areas, with the ability to modify these spaces based on daily curriculum requirements.

In order to ensure the school remained operational, Icon carefully planned and coordinated a construction sequence, where the works were undertaken in four stages.

The school has undergone a complete transformation, - once dark and uninviting, the building now welcomes students with large open spaces, vibrant design elements and natural light that radiates through most of the newly renovated spaces.

The school is now fit for purpose to successfully cater for 600 educators and students, and further support the growing need of accessible community venues for use out of school operating hours.

2019 Winner of the Master Builders ACT Awards People’s Choice ‘Commercial Fitout Over $5M

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