|Location:||Baringa Drive, Caloundra, Queensland|
|Client:||Department of Education, Training and Employment|
|Status:||Completed December, 2017|
|Sector:||Education, Government Facilities|
|Service:||Design and Construct Services|
The Department of Education and Training engaged the FKG Group to design and construct a new primary school in Caloundra, Baringa State Primary School. The contract was inclusive of all documentation and construction of facilities, car parks, site infrastructure and roadways.
The completed school has a strong focus on STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths) and includes a robotics laboratory and recording studio, along with an indoor sports hall, performance space and music rooms.
Environmental sustainability was a high priority for the team throughout the project, especially as the site was located adjacent to a breeding habitat of the endangered Wallam Sedge frog species. Due to the sites close proximity to the habitat, the project team were required to meet strict water discharge quality obligations towards avoiding pollutants entering the area.
Stage 1 of the school was delivered ahead of time and the FKG Group was able to handover the project in time for the 2018 school year.
Continuing the FKG Group’s excellent safety record, the project was completed with zero LTI’s – which was a significant result due to the high number of personnel required to complete the project (which averaged 100 persons per day).
An additional stage of development was completed at the school in 2018, adding a Special Education Unit and Senior Learning Block, taking the total project value to $30M.