Tamworth Primary School Early Works


Client: Department of Education and Communities
Architect: Billard Leece Partnership Sydney
Delivery Form: D&C
Location: Tamworth, NSW
Value: $798,086
Completion date: June 2019

The project consists of the refurbishment of the Existing Hall and 3x Practical Activity Areas at Tamworth Public School.

Early Works construction involves the following:

  • Refurbishment of existing hall to provide staff facilities (334m2).
  • Refurbishment of 3 existing teaching spaces to provide Practical & Applied Arts and storage (58m2).
  • Alterations to existing Block A dry fire services.

The purpose of the above work is to provide staff with new facilities in order to accommodate the following main works package which will include a 2 level extension for new learning spaces & a new Hall.

St Ives North Primary School


Client: School Infrastructure NSW
Architect: JDH Architects
Delivery Form: D&C
Location: St Ives, NSW
Value: $19.4m
Completion date: August 2020

Design and Construction of an upgrade to the existing St Ives North primary School that will consist of a new 2 storey & 3 storey school building that will provide 25 new teaching spaces; staff facilities, new amenities block, canteen, courtyard area and street front landscaping works.

The project will also involve:

  • Refurbishment of existing Special Programs space in Block C,
  • Refurbishment of existing administration space in Block D
  • Enabling Works to Blocks B, C and K;
  • Demolition of Blocks A, E, F, G and I

Callaghan College Campus


Client: School Infrastructure NSW
Architect: EJE Architecture
Delivery Form: DD&C
Location: Jesmond, NSW
Value: $14.1m
Completion date: January 2020

RCC has been engaged to deliver both the early works and main works package for Callaghan College Campus in Jesmond. Early works consisted of the construction of a new road to provide improved access to Callaghan College and Heaton Public School & the removal of existing trees.

Main Works consists of:

  • 9 new permanent teaching spaces
  • New multipurpose hall over 2 levels with art spaces, performance areas and fitness classrooms.
  • All-weather roofing over existing basketball courts
  • Demolition of a Bini Dome and removal of all built works and in-ground services
  • Removal of demountables, demolition of associated structures and services, & construction of an A grade carpark.

Smalls Road Public School


Client: NSW Department of Education
Architect: Conrad Gargett
Delivery Form: Design & Construction
Location: Ryde, NSW
Value: $38m
Completion date: January 2020

Design & Construction of a new 3 storey circular public school at the former Ryde High School site for up to 1000 students and 70 staff.

The new public school will consist of:

  • 43 learning spaces including multi-function rooms & 3 for special education purposes;
  • Two-level library, school hall, out-of-hours care facilities (OOSH), teaching & administrative staff offices, and canteen;
  • Indoor & outdoor recreational facilities & COLA;
  • Extended road widening works on Smalls Rd to accommodate additional kiss & drop facilities (16 spaces) & limited time parking (10 spaces);
  • Refurbishment of existing & construction of new car parking facilities for 47 spaces;
  • Associated landscaping including refurbishment of multipurpose sports courts & fencing.

Rutherford Public School


Client: NSW Department of Education
Architect: NBRS Partners
Delivery Form: D&C
Location: Rutherford, NSW
Value: $14.6m
Completion date: October 2019

The Design & Construct contract includes upgrade works to Rutherford Public School consisting of:

  • Relocation of the existing MDR to facilitate access to the new Homebases building site;
  • New substation works;
  • Demolition of Block B which houses the existing community hall and canteen;
  • Construction of the new administration, hall and canteen;
  • Construction of the new home bases building;
  • Transfer of the old administration, canteen and hall to new facilities;
  • Demolish the old Administration Building; and
  • Modification of CR34 / Toilet modifications

Farrer Agricultural Memorial High School


Client: NSW Department of Education
Architect: NBRS Partners
Delivery Form: D&C
Location: Tamworth, NSW
Value: $9.7m
Completion date: January 2019

Farrer Agricultural Memorial High School (Farrer AMHS) is an exclusive agricultural boarding school situated on a 500-acre farm on the outskirts of Tamworth. The project included construction of a new specialised Technology and Applied Sciences (TAS) building, which houses metalwork / woodwork facilities and teaching spaces, new adjacent carpark, new access road leading to adjacent farm located on-campus and external lift providing access to 3 levels of an existing building.

Additional works included refurbishment of the existing TAS building. This required partial demolition of existing classrooms (seven in total), staffroom and amenities, and the subsequent construction of a new suspended common room, four six-bed dormitories, four five-bed dormitories and three single duty warden bedrooms.

Refurbishment works also extended to reconfiguring the existing boarding house (Block G) to create five three-bed dormitories, ten two-bed dormitories, two captains’ rooms, and new sick-bay. Further works also included refurbishment of an existing amenities block into a new common space.

Total site area for all the works spread across approximately 11,360m2 over the school campus.

University of Wollongong Molecular & Life Sciences Building

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Client: University of Wollongong
Architect: Jacobs Engineering Sydney
Delivery Form: D&C
Location: Wollongong, NSW
Value: $57m
Completion date: January 2020

Design and construction of a Molecular and Life Sciences building up to five storeys at the University of Wollongong, Wollongong campus, comprising of:

  • Site excavation and establishment works;
  • Office and administration areas;
  • meeting and conference rooms;
  • Research and chemistry laboratories;
  • Animal house;
  • Astronomy and chemistry roof platform with rooftop mechanical plant.

The MLS project also consists of the:

  • Construction of single pedestrian bridge between the MLS building and the adjoining IHMRI (building 32);
  • Reconfiguration of the eastern portion of existing P7 car parking to accommodate 13 accessible car parking spaces; Construction and augmentation of associated infrastructure services including a stormwater management, electricity substation and telecommunications;
  • Landscape and public domain works including leaning spaces, gathering spaces, gardens and the planting of new vegetation including 12 advanced plants and accessible paths; and
  • Installation of building identification signage, on the eastern and western facades of the lit overrun.

Hunter School of Performing Arts


Client: NSW Department of Education
Architect: NBRS Partners
Delivery Form: Design & Construction
Location: Broadmeadow, NSW
Value: $10m
Completion date: January 2019

Delivered on an accelerated timeline, works included demolition of the existing bini-dome structure and construction of a new multi-purpose building comprising of multi-use hall and theatre space, performing and dance studios, gymnasium and fitness room, and bathroom and change-room facilities. External works included associated landscaping of the old bini-dome site and new outdoor games courts.

Armidale Secondary College

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Client: Department of Education and Communities
Architect: NBRS Partners
Delivery Form: DD&C
Location: Armidale, NSW
Value: $88m
Completion date: September 2020

A two stage construction beginning with the demolition of 2 existing high schools; Duval High School & Armidale High School. Stage 2 includes the construction of a new state of the art high school for 1500 students, consisting of 79 teaching/learning spaces, specialist learning spaces, retainment and re-purposing of the existing heritage building, new sports courts, covered outdoor learning area, administration facilities.

Wentworth Point Public School


Client: NSW Department of Education
Architect: Group GSA
Delivery Form: Design and Construction
Location: Wentworth Point, NSW
Value: $16.6m
Completion date: December 2017

Construction of a new primary school to accommodate up to 600 students. Within the 3 buildings (2x single level & 1x 3 level), the school consists of 14 teaching spaces, 4 special education classrooms, multipurpose hall with theatre equipment, administration buildings, library areas & COLAs for engaging and interactive learning and vast landscaped areas for recreational use.