Parklands High School

 Educational  : Parklands High School

11 Atkins Drive, Romaine TAS 7320

On 10th October 2016, the Department of Education awarded Stubbs Constructions the redevelopment contract for Parklands High School. Completion of the initial contract final stages is expected mid October 2018; completing a nearly two-year scheduled works duration for Stubbs Constructions and their respective sub-contractors.

The project encompassed new works in the construction of a modern 285 person performing arts centre, new library, fully functional commercial teaching kitchen nestled within a new and modern canteen/cafeteria area. The project also included full internal refurbishment of three single and double storey teaching buildings, which were well and truly due for modernisation.

The works have been undertaken during regular school hours which has required cooperation from both the school and on- site personnel to be patient, diligent and mindful of the presence of both staff and students. The staff and students were largely unfamiliar with the processes involved, firstly in demolition and secondly in re-construction of the modern teaching facilities.

The construction of the performing arts centre and the installation of new music recording rooms have given students and teachers alike the opportunity to perform, train, practice and perfect performances in an elite, modern and fully functional environment conducive to advanced learning and participation. The modernisation and design of the open plan canteen, cafeteria and teaching kitchen now provides students with the opportunity to become familiar with aspects of the hospitality industry and also the home environment.

External works have included the creation of new informal student meeting areas, new gardens and re-establishment of a playground area. The extensive use of frameless glass, throughout the learning hub/library, and other modern building materials has showcased what can be achieved when utilising older style building stock.

Project Points

  • Master Builders Tasmania 2019 – Education Facility : Parklands High School Redevelopment
  • Frameless Glass
  • 285 Person Performing Arts Centre

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