Holy Family Catholic School was a project that amalgamated two primary schools and a family centre. The new school was constructed on the existing site. The school was in occupation throughout the works, therefore safety and segregation of the working areas and the students was vital. The works included the building of a temporary school, the demolition of the old school and the construction of a new building complex. The construction method involving cross-laminated timber provided an accelerated completion of the super structure and subsequent early enclosure for follow on trades.
Although the method was new to many on the team, the shared learning curve provided ample opportunity for collaborative effort. This project has enhanced the lives of many children and families in the area. The end result has created inspiring inside and outside learning space for the school- each classroom has access to either balcony or terrace areas. Everyone involved in this project wanted to create a building that stood out for all the right reasons and invite the local community in.