Author Archives: JPA&D

Maitland CCO

Year: 2020
Client: Department of Communities & Justice
Location: Maitland, NSW

JPA&D were engaged by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice as the Principal Design Consultant for the design of the new Maitland Community Corrections Office. Working within the ground floor of what had previously been a local club building, the design followed recent modernisation fit out guidelines for Community Corrections offices and included a waiting and reception area, interview and programme rooms as well as open office space and staff facilities. A ceiling design was detailed that maximised height within a grid of existing low beams to maximise the feelings of space and light within a restricted volume.

 

 

Griffith Courthouse

Year: 2021
Client: Department of Communities & Justice
Location: Griffith, NSW

The original Griffith Courthouse building has been associated with the provision of law and justice in the town since 1928. JPA&D were engaged by the Department of Justice to design upgrades to the building to enhance security at the courthouse. The new extension to the front of the 1985 portion of the building created a new entry from the street including enhancing perimeter security, an enlarged waiting area, jury assembly room and other facilities. Minor internal upgrades within the 1928 building were also undertaken. The work provided a new brick and zinc clad facade to the 1985 structure but had a minimal impact on the 1928 building. The junction between the two buildings was designed so that the two parts of the building are read as separate elements. The junction is recessed from the main façade of both buildings allowing the 1928 building to read as a stand-alone structure although it is linked internally to the newer additions.

 

 

 

Carriageworks

Year: 2020
Client: Create NSW
Location: Woolloomooloo, NSW

JPA&D were engaged by Colliers International on behalf of Create NSW to undertake a remedial works survey of the east, north and west facades of the Carriageworks building.
The purpose of this survey was to identify the attachments and timber windows on the facades and to report on their condition.
The attachments to the facades represent successive layers of history in the life of this major industrial building, and as such, are of significance in themselves. The recommendations provided by JPA&D therefore prioritised conservation and retention. This involved the creation of elevational drawings, the physical inspection of the facades, and the creation of a condition report based on the findings.

 

The Gunnery

Year: 2020
Client: Create NSW
Location: Woolloomooloo, NSW

JPA&D was engaged by Create NSW to inspect the timber double hung windows of The Gunnery, Woolloomooloo, and to produce the documentation necessary to enable Create NSW to appoint a contractor to undertake repair and painting works to the windows on the north, west and south elevations.
The Gunnery is a State heritage listed former warehouse and artillery school, built in the early 1900s. The building is now used as an arts centre.
This project involved the creation of elevational drawings and the physical investigation of the windows.

 

Garryowen House

Year: 2019
Client: Create NSW
Location: Rozelle, NSW

JPA&D were engaged by Create NSW to provide heritage advice for a range of works to be undertaken at Garryowen House, part of the State heritage listed complex at Callan Park.
The works included the design and documentation of sandstone flagging to the verandah, the installation of air-conditioning and the assessment of the condition of plaster in the stair hall.
This involved physical investigation, research into the history of the site, likely paving design and the relevant heritage legislation and recommendations, and the creation of advice documentation.

 

Hadley Park

Year: 2019
Client: NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Location: Castlereagh, NSW

JPA&D was engaged by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to produce a reviewed Conservation Management Plan, Section 170 listing and Maintenance Schedule for Hadley Park, a State heritage listed property located at Castlereagh on the Nepean River.
The property contains a 210-year-old farmhouse and a weatherboard cottage dating from 1806. It also contains a number of outbuildings, as well as a large collection of movable heritage items associated with the history of the site.
The project involved multiple site visits to assess the buildings and movable heritage items, as well as investigations and research into the history and use of the site, and extensive cataloguing of the movable heritage items.

 

Fernhill Estate

Year: 2019
Client: NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Location: Mulgoa, NSW

JPA&D was appointed by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to produce a Conservation Management Plan, Section 170 Listing and Maintenance Schedule for Fernhill Estate, a State heritage listed property located in Mulgoa, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
The property contains a 180-year old homestead, a stable building dating from c. 1839, and multiple outbuildings, in a modified picturesque landscape.
This project involved multiple site visits to assess the buildings, and research into the history and use of the site.

 

Healthshare Jessie Street Centre

Year: 2018
Client: Healthshare NSW
Location: Chatswood, NSW

JPA&D were engaged by Healthshare NSW to design and document internal design works for eHealth NSW in the Jessie Street Centre at Parramatta.
The project involved the redesign of an area of 2,649 square metres and included working, meeting and break out spaces.

 

The Public Guardian

Year: 2018
Client: NSW Department of Justice
Location: Sydney CBD, NSW

Offices for the Public Guardian were created within a heritage listed building in the CBD providing work, meeting, utility and breakout spaces.
Acoustics within the open plan office space were addressed by utilizing a pattern of pinboards and whiteboards on the long wall of the office space to provide practical functions as well improve the acoustics of the space.

 

Cardno Wollongong

Year: 2018
Client: Cardno
Location: Wollongong, NSW

JPA&D won the tender to design the new offices for Cardno in Wollongong in 2017. The brief was to create a safe, healthy and compliant environment that was functional and cost-effective and was adaptable to new ways of working and new technologies. The space created was to be visually stimulating and to provide a working environment that promoted a positive work culture and high staff satisfaction.
The underside of the ceiling slab and all the services were left exposed and sprayed black, planters were introduced between banks of workstations and a ‘greenwall’ was installed behind the reception counter. In key spaces such as the meeting rooms and reception area feature ceiling panels were included to assist with acoustic control. A variety of meeting spaces lead of the reception area which can accommodate small casual meetings as well as large formal presentations. The meeting rooms can be altered by the use of operable walls to create a variety of configurations.
A large staff lunch and games room was created that provided a fully fitted kitchen and space for the table tennis table as well as a variety of seating configurations. Within the main office space a variety of workstation types were provided with offices, quiet rooms and break out areas. A collaborative work space at the centre of the floor plan was equipped with in-built storage, interchangeable seating blocks, white boards, pinboards and power and data to enable a flexible and collaborative work experience.

 

OSL Heritage Asset Management Programme

Year: 2018
Client: NSW Department of Planning & Environment
Location: Various sites, Sydney NSW

JPA&D were engaged by the Office of Strategic lands to undertake a Heritage Asset Management Strategy for Heritage properties within the OSL portfolio. This involved undertaking Conservation Management Plans, section 170 register listings and other heritage documentation for multiple properties from a wide range of periods and typologies.

 

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Atherden Street, The Rocks

Year: 2018
Client: NSW Department of Planning & Environment
Location: The Rocks, Sydney NSW

JPA&D have worked with Place Management NSW to care for properties and public spaces in Sydney’s heritage and cultural precinct at The Rocks.

 

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New Wallsend fire station opens

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Edited from Brodie Owen and Renee Valentine | Local News.
Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

At the official opening of the new station on Friday, station captain Robert Walker said the occasion marked a “momentous day” for Wallsend. “This infrastructure enables us to better serve the community of Wallsend,” he said.

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Dancers from Plattsburg Public School warming up ahead of the new Wallsend fire station’s opening on Friday.

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Kariong Fire Station

Year: 2017
Client: Fire and Rescue NSW
Location: Kariong, NSW

JPA&D were engaged by Fire and Rescue NSW through Public Works Advisory, Hunter Region, to undertake the design and documentation of a significant refurbishment and extension of the Fire Station at Kariong to incorporate a zone office and accommodation for duty commanders. The refurbishment of the facility also aimed to enhance work efficiencies and better provide for the diverse workforce of FRNSW.

 

Legal Aid NSW

Years: to 2021
Client: Legal Aid NSW
Location: metropolitan & regional NSW

JPA&D have completed multiple office fit-out projects throughout the state for Legal Aid NSW, including offices at Bankstown, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith, Gosford, Lismore, Newcastle, Orange, Tamworth, Wollongong, and at their Sydney Central head office.
These projects required a detailed understanding of the client’s functional and security requirements, to provide an environment where cases can be discussed professionally and in confidence. Reception and Waiting areas have information displays and writing facilities; interview rooms and video conference rooms facilitate communication between solicitors and clients; open office areas for support staff link directly to reception, and provide cabinetry for sorting and filing correspondence. The reception counter and writing benches are set at both standing and accessible heights.

 

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Photo credits: Matthew Harper Photography, JPA&D.

Wallsend Fire Station

Year: 2017
Client: Fire & Rescue NSW
Location: Wallsend, NSW

JPA&D were engaged by Fire and Rescue NSW through NSW Public Works, Hunter Region, to undertake the design and documentation of a new Fire Station at Wallsend near Newcastle.
The Wallsend Fire Station was designed to initially be utilised by retained fire fighters and permanent staff. However future expansion for a fully permanently staffed station also needed to be considered.
The site was challenging as it sloped away from the road and was affected by mine subsidence. Major work was undertaken to remediate the site and provide a level and stable earth platform for the construction of the building.
The brief required a new fire station to better meet the needs of firefighters serving the local community on the new site located at Summerland Road, Wallsend. The new facility provides a double engine bay, office and watch room to better meet operational needs. Modern male and female bathrooms and locker areas, fitness room, and accessible toilet facilities were also be provided. Storage for Personal Protection Equipment and Breathing Apparatus were incorporated within the engine bay. A Large Mess and Training room with associated kitchen facilities enhanced the staff facilities.
Water storage tanks, a solar hot water service and photo voltaic cells for electricity generation were also part of the works to offset the environmental foot print of the project.

 

Warrawong High School

The Illawarra Mercury

New Warrawong High School lift boosts its many students with a disability

Wollongong MP Paul Scully, student Borce Petreski and Warrawong High School principal Rick Coleman show off the school's new lift.
NEW LIFT: Wollongong MP Paul Scully, student Borce Petreski and Warrawong High School principal Rick Coleman show off the school’s new lift.

By Agron Latifi. Published: 7 September 2017.

The challenge to get to and from classes is now much easier for Borce Petreski and other Warrawong High School students with a disability. The installation of a $500,000 lift at the school means students such as Borce no longer have to rely so much on teachers aides to move around the school. Support unit head teacher Jeff Bailey said the much-needed lift also meant students would now be able to spend more time learning than actually commuting to class. Before the lift was installed the trip to classes cut about 10 minutes out of lesson time for students like 17-year-old Borce. ‘’The lift really was imperative for our school,’’ Mr Bailey said. ‘’We have the largest support unit on the South Coast. We have eight classes here for our 75 students with a disability. ‘’These kids need to access three different levels in the school to access our support classrooms which all have specific learning resources in them. ‘’The lift will be advantageous really to all our students as well as to our staff.’’ Mr Bailey praised principal Rick Coleman for his part in securing the lift for the school. ‘’It’s a win for students and the support staff,’’ he said.

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Powerhouse Museum Castle Hill Group Entry

Year: 2015
Client: NSW Department of Finance
Location: Castle Hill, NSW

The design of the Group Entry for Museums Discovery Centre at Castle Hill resulted from the need to provide an entry into the upper floor of an existing building that caters for large groups of the public.
The project involves re-configuration of existing parking to provide for a bus drop off zone and changes to landscaping to provide a wide paved path through the tree to a covered entry ramp.
The new structure provides a dramatic entry point and also acts as a screen to the existing adjacent loading dock.

 

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Australian Museum on the move as its critters find a cool new place to call home

Peter Munro
Published: November 7, 2016

The hairy rhino is rolled out last of all the beasts from the back of the truck, then dispatched across the polished concrete floor. Every creature has its place in the scheme of things. Here, at the Australian Museum’s new storage centre, the stuffed Sumatran rhinoceros slots in neatly near a Komodo dragon and wallaroo.

The Castle Hill warehouse resembles a Noah’s Ark menagerie, without all that God stuff and two-by-two. Lions watch over lambs, seals sit near stoats, near badgers, near a reclining red kangaroo. Shelves are loaded with whale bones and plastic-wrapped baby leopards. Trolley-loads of specimens deliver new discoveries: marbled quails, black-tailed godwits, a Pondicherry partridge or two.

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“I’ve been moving stuff up and down the east coast for years and I’ve never seen anything like this,” remarks a removalist, after a close encounter with a tiger. “I move office furniture, mostly.”

Close to 250,000 specimens that don’t fit within the museum’s city site are filling its first custom-built off-site storage facility, under a joint venture between the Australian Museum, the Museum of Applied Arts and Science, and Sydney Living Museums. The government-funded Castle Hill site, at the Museums Discovery Centre, contains collections from all three museums.

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The new building housing the Australian Museum’s collection sits on 3000 square metres. The temperature is set at a mild 21 degrees, with relative humidity at 50 per cent.

If you squint, it could be an Ikea, albeit one containing 20,000 birds eggs, 150 seal skulls, 14 lemurs, two giraffes and a mounted ostrich. The building also houses much of the museum’s cultural collection, including paintings, canoes and 21,000 spears.

Managing the three-month move, which started in September, is Dr Anja Divljan, who has a PhD in flying fox ecology and usually works in the museum’s terrestrial vetebrates section. Stranger still, she likes moving. “It gives you an opportunity to declutter.”

Creatures are first packed in specially built stillages and frozen for seven days to kill any bugs, before being thawed and stored. Finding space for everything is a bit like Tetris, Divljan says. “I have tried to keep it neat but it’s an eclectic collection.”

The museum’s off-site stocks have moved at least six times since the 1970s, prompting chance discoveries such as an enormous sunfish inside a crate labelled “baby elephant”.

The Museums Discovery Centre offers public access to part of the collections of all three museums. The Australian Museum plans to hold guided tours of its own warehouse from next year.

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“Generally, the first question we get from visitors is: ‘Is that a real animal?’,” Divljan says. And the second question? “Did you kill it?”

Most of the material has come to Castle Hill from a temporary storage site in Lilyfield, inside an old parachute factory with no air conditioning or heating. I visit on a Monday morning, when natural sciences conservator Sheldon Teare is preparing seven pallets of whale skulls and skeletons for the move.

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He’s been readying the collection for removal from this aged building for more than a year, working through the winter dark and the wretched humidity of summer. “This place is pretty creepy, it makes some very weird noises,” he says. He’s not bothered by stuffed animals. “I don’t mind taxidermy eyes,” he says. “It’s paintings that freak me out – the eyes that follow you.”

We stroll past a white box marked “wallaby pink muffs”, a dinosaur turtle thing and several black plastic-wrapped stillages. “Inside those ones are two boxing red kangaroos,” he says. “There’s a lion in that one. This one could be almost anything.”

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Moving a museum was never going to be easy. Objects in the oversized collection are large, heavy and dusty. Each move risks damaging the collection. Teare prefers the creatures safe and sound on a shelf somewhere. But he seems to be in the swing of this whole moving thing.

Have you ever considered a career change, I ask. “I never want to move again,” he says.

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Museums Discovery Centre reopens

Historical treasures sit waiting to be discovered at the newly reopened Museums Discovery Centre

Stacey Roberts, Hills Shire Times

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Millions of treasures from the state collections can be viewed at the centre, ranging from engineering and architecture to science, art, transport, fashion and design, and health and technology.

Minister for the Arts Troy Grant and Minister for Heritage Mark Speakman attended the launch of the redeveloped centre on Wednesday along with board members from each of the three museums.

Mr Grant said the upgrade was “significant money that has been exceptionally well spent”. “This is an excellent facility and it has wonderful, excellent exhibits contained in it,” he said. “They are diverse and they speak a lot about our history but also tell us a lot about what our future can be.”

Mr Speakman said the reopening of the centre was “a historic collaboration” between the three museums.

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“The display store here at the Museums Discovery Centre lets Sydney Living Museum showcase many significant items, that are either too large or too fragile for the house museums,” he said. “These are items that have rarely, if ever, been seen in public before and they include archaeological remnants from some of Sydney’s most important lost colonial buildings.”

Mr Speakman said the centre was a “fantastic new facility” for Greater Western Sydney. “It compliments Sydney Living Museum’s other two visitor experiences in Western Sydney, Elizabeth Farm and Rouse Hill House and Farm.”

MDC is open at 172 Showground Road, Castle Hill, every weekday.

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Office of State Revenue

Year: 2016
Client: NSW Department of Finance & Services
Location: Parramatta, NSW

JPA&D were invited to design and document the refurbishment of two existing spaces for the Office of State Revenue to provide collaborative working environments.
The Collaborative Hub required a new meals area and flexible furniture with collaborative walls of pinboard and whiteboard to facilitate communication in collaborative working, meetings, conferences and seminars. JPA&D worked with the end users to develop a colour scheme to suit their tastes and developed furniture options to provide maximum moveability and flexibility. The design for the collaborative walls combined coloured strips of pinboard to create a dramatic effect as well as a useable wall space. A charge bench was designed to enable laptops and other items to be recharged without obstructing the floor or taking up workspace. Sophisticated audio visual equipment was incorporated into this space. The corridor was enlivened with new paint finishes, an upgraded tea prep bench and new colourful secure lockers.
On level 6 existing workstations were reconfigured and new colours were added. A new space was created that was lined with collaborative walls of striped pin board and white board and was separated from the workstations by a glass writable wall. Movable furniture in a bright colour palette enlivened the space and made it flexible for a variety of meeting and collaborative working types.

 

Powerhouse Museum Castle Hill Building I

Year: 2016
Client: Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences
Location: Castle Hill NSW

In 2014 JPA&D were engaged to design a massive 9000 square metre storage building known as Building I, to provide world class storage conditions for the collections of three of the state’s cultural institutions; The Australian Museum, Sydney Living Museums and The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.
The facility houses a vast range of objects and materials so secure entry foyers and transit rooms have been provided for their safe movement and control, ensuring both vermin fee and climatic specific requirements are met. Office accommodation is provided for the specialists that care for and research the collections.
JPA&D were also engaged to undertake the design of the internal fitout of the storage facility. This included a diverse range of types of storage units to accommodate the variety of items held in the collections. Whilst some units were new others were already existing and needed to be refurbished to provide a fresh, clean and cohesive appearance. Special storage units were also designed to store doors, spears and other unusual items.

 

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Ballina Fire Station

Year: 2015
Client: Fire & Rescue NSW
Location: Ballina, NSW

JPA&D were engaged by Fire and Rescue NSW, through NSW Public Works, Hunter Region, to design and document the new Ballina Fire Station and Northern Rivers Zone office on a 4,659 sqm site in Ballina, NSW. The design provided for the relocation of the existing Ballina station firefighters, equipment and Zone Office staff to the new building which considered the needs for future expansion in the design.
The Fire Station provided for a double appliance (fire engine) bay, training and meal facilities, a control centre, office accommodation, a fitness room, amenities and storage for personal protection and other equipment. In the Zone Office flexible spaces for conferences and training opened out onto a screened courtyard. A large kitchen and staff amenities served both the conference component and the pen plan and cellular office spaces for staff.
The buildings for the two separate operations are linked with a covered breezeway which provides recreational space for those working in the buildings and is designed to enable co-mingling between the two groups.
Fundamental to the project was enabling improved response times, improved incident management, improved workplace health and safety for firefighters and creating functional space to meet the needs of the diverse staff and equipment of a modern fire service.

 

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DFSI Levels 8 and 9 MQT

Year: 2015
Client: The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
Location: Parramatta, NSW

Public Works NSW engaged JPA&D to design and document the reconfiguration of two existing floors so as to meet NSW Workplace and Properties new accommodation standards. Independent but thematically linked colour schemes were developed to identify the two distinct floor fitouts.
The design created an open plan, Activity Based Workplace with self-storage facilities for personnel‘s work output and belongings. Various styles of meeting spaces were incorporated into the design; enclosed acoustically treated conference rooms, medium and small meeting rooms, open plan collaborative spaces and stand up benches for brief discussions or standing work activities.
Collaborative spaces were developed in a variety of formats. ‘Collaborative Hubs’ were designed with high-backed lounge seating and coffee tables for small or impromptu meetings, whilst a ‘Collaborative Round’ provided a tiered space which incorporated hexagonal lounge seating and a standing bench to facilitate two-tiered participation in meetings and presentations. Sophisticated audio visual equipment was incorporated into this space.

 

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Powerhouse Museum Castle Hill Display Building

Year: 2016
Client: Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences
Location: Castle Hill NSW

The Display building, the second phase in the redevelopment of the Castle Hill site, provides a space for the display of items from the various collections.
The façade of the building has a steel frame that evokes the surrounding trees and reflects the history of the site as a eucalypt plantation. The tree motif is accentuated by the perforated aluminium panels that provide shading to the upper part of the façade. A zinc box provides the entry route through the steel trees into the interior of the space via a ramp lined with hoop pine ply panels.
The initial double height space leads through to two levels that connect back into Building E.

 

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Trade Skills Centre Ashcroft

Year: 2016
Client: NSW Department of Education & Communities
Location: Ashcroft, NSW

Having previously undertaken work on Trade Skills Centres in Western Sydney and the Illawarra region, JPA&D were pleased to be engaged to design and document nineteen trade skills centres in 2015. Facilities to promote training in the areas of hospitality, metalwork and construction were undertaken at locations stretching from Moruya on the New South Wales south coast to Lake Macquarie on the Central Coast. The projects included a mix of project types, refurbishment of existing facilities and new-build projects including new trade skills classrooms and covered outdoor work areas (COWA’s).
New build projects such as the new construction facility at Ashcroft High School included storage areas for tools and equipment, a small room for planning projects and a well-equipped work area with ducted dust extraction. The internal work area and material store opened onto a secure covered outdoor work area. Sturdy materials such as split faced concrete block and profiled steel cladding were used to create a robust building and a dramatic downturn to the roof form provided additional weather protection to the outdoor work area.

 

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Annandale House

Year: 2014
Client: Private residence
Location: Annandale, NSW

This small treasure of a house in one of Annandale’s premier tree lined streets underwent a major transformation at the hands of JPA&D’s Senior Design Architect Ross Thornton.
The heritage elements to the front of the house were refined and enhanced by detailed repairs to the plasterwork, joinery and windows grilles. Recycled blackbutt flooring was use throughout the house. The rear of the house was reconfigured to provide a modern bathroom and kitchen, with an open planned lounge area that flows, via sliding doors, onto the leafy rear courtyard. Custom joinery in the kitchen uses matching blackbutt veneer, and contains surprising compartments for the storage of fragile items such as wine glasses.

 

Trade Skills Centres Sydney metro

Year: 2015
Client: NSW Department of Education & Communities
Location: Sydney metropolitan area, NSW

Having previously undertaken work on Trade Skills Centres in Western Sydney and the Illawarra region, JPA&D were pleased to be engaged to design and document nineteen trade skills centres in 2015. Facilities to promote training in the areas of hospitality, metalwork and construction were undertaken at locations stretching from Moruya on the New South Wales south coast to Lake Macquarie on the Central Coast. The projects included a mix of project types, refurbishment of existing facilities and new-build projects including new trade skills classrooms and covered outdoor work areas (COWA’s).

 

Trade Skills Centre Granville

Year: 2015
Client: NSW Department of Education & Communities
Location: Granville, NSW

Having previously undertaken work on Trade Skills Centres in Western Sydney and the Illawarra region, JPA&D were pleased to be engaged to design and document nineteen trade skills centres in 2015. Facilities to promote training in the areas of hospitality, metalwork and construction were undertaken at locations stretching from Moruya on the New South Wales south coast to Lake Macquarie on the Central Coast. The projects included a mix of project types, refurbishment of existing facilities and new-build projects including new trade skills classrooms and covered outdoor work areas (COWA’s).
New build projects such as the new construction facility at Granville High School included storage areas for tools and equipment, and a well-equipped work area with ducted dust extraction. The internal work area and material store opened onto a secure covered outdoor work area.