LocationPascoe Vale Primary School
Project ManagerJames MacDonald
DatesNovember 2019 – October 2020
Principal ConsultantKosloff Architecture
Delivery MethodFixed Lump Sum
Pascoe Vale Primary goes up a grade.
Pascoe Vale Primary needed a new administration building, new landscaping and complete internal modifications to accommodate modern learning. The Alchemy team comprehensively upgraded and future-proofed the school while carefully preserving the historic character and functionality of existing heritage spaces.
Early works involved installing a temporary fire exit from Level 1 and extending Building A to the west. We revised ramps and built a new lift to increase the accessibility to Building T in accordance with DDA standards. Now, there’s a more accessible entry to the school and easier connection between admin and Level 1, an internal fire staircase and new staff facilities that meet current BCA coverage.
The refurbishment of Building A linked to the new lift, improved amenities and modernised learning spaces to accommodate more flexible pedagogies. Meanwhile, we worked on the in-ground stormwater and sewer services to ensure the school’s ageing infrastructure stays working at its best for decades to come.
Outside, we re-landscaped the surrounding gardens to create a new memorial and commemorative space featuring the relocated cenotaph and memorial plaques.