Western Springs College

Project Details

Client Name
Western Springs College
Category
Education
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Styles Project Management has actioned all capital works at WSC since the roll began to grow substantially in 2004. The College has the distinction of being the top Decile 8 School in New Zealand for the third year in a row. SPM is responsible for all cost control, with the exception of initial project estimating that is done by a professional quantity surveyor. WSC referee: Mr Ken Havill – Principal (815-6745). Projects managed include:
  • College Replacement Buildings. SPM is currently planning with the BOT and MOE to rebuild the School replacing all original one and two storey-block teaching spaces built in 1962/1965. SPM’s engineering evaluation has determined that the buildings are unsafe due to the corrosion of their pile shells and substantial subsidence under the building footprints.
  • Pavements, Footpaths, Drainage and Playing Field Remediation to overcome subsidence related issues caused by the College being built on the site of a refuse tip and quarry. SPM managed the project with engineering consultancy provided by Babbage Consultants. The key criteria for successful management was the optimising of the overall upgrading and enhancing of the College grounds, as well as meeting the MOE’s brief to overcome the subsidence effects. Babbage rigorously specified the works.
  • Wai Ora Centre for Health, Counselling, Careers and the Gateway Programme – design/build project with Allcon Construction. Extensive consultation in seven draft concepts were trialled before the design team was satisfied with the brief. The specialist teachers and support staff deemed post occupancy that their building was “perfect in every way”.
  • Physical Education & Health three-classroom block - designer Grant Group Architects/Esveld Architects. The new block was designed specifically to fully meet the new MOE sustainability brief. The teaching spaces are described by staff and students as WSC’s “best” classrooms.
  • Social Studies four-classroom block designed by Ellis Architects which received an NZIA award in 2006 for education architecture. The design was generated following an intensive interview and review process with WSC management, staff and students.