Christ Church Grammar School Redevelopment

Christ Church Grammar School

Sally Draper Architects

Located within the sensitive South Yarra neighbourhood, the scope of works at Christ Church Grammar School included demolition, bulk excavation to provide for a basement level car park and storage areas, construction of home rooms and breakout study areas over two levels, a new art studio, music room and age appropriate 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 installation of soft landscaping. Significant waterproofing to the car park was included.

The project was programmed to occur over four stages which included significant works during school holiday periods to minimise disruption to curriculum activities.

This difficult build was completed in close collaboration with the design team. A community forum was held in December 2016 prior to commencement of works where Building Engineering detailed Council approved redirection of vehicle traffic and answered questions which allayed local resident concerns.

This project won the MBAV 2019 Excellence in Construction for Commercial Buildings $5-$10 million category.