Christ Church Grammar School Main Campus Redevelopment

  • Client

    Christ Church Grammar School

  • Architect

    Sally Draper Architects

  • Location

    South Yarra

  • Status

    Completed in 2018

  • Consultants

    McIldowie Partners Architects
    Philip Clark Land Surveying

  • Awards

    2019 Master Builders Association of Victoria – Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings $5m–$10m

    2019 Australian Institute of Architects – Victorian Chapter Awards, Educational Architecture – Commendation

The Christ Church Grammar School Redevelopment was located within the sensitive neighbourhood of South Yarra. The scope of works included the demolition, and bulk excavation works to deliver a new basement-level car park and storage areas, construction of home rooms and breakout study areas over two levels, a new art studio, music room, science labs, tuck shop relocation works and widening of the access driveway.

Works included extensive courtyard upgrades, providing a new multi-use games area above the basement car park, and the installation of soft landscaping. Significant waterproofing to the car park was included in this scope.

The project was programmed over four stages to limit the disruption to the operational school environment. This included significant work completed during the school holiday periods.

This complex build was delivered in close collaboration with the design team. A community forum was held prior to the commencement of works where Building Engineering detailed Council approved redirection of vehicle traffic and answered questions to allay local resident concerns.