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.