Duffy Kennedy completes work on three key schools in South Western Sydney
Leading construction company Duffy Kennedy Constructions has just completed work on behalf of the NSW Department of Education for three schools in the Campbelltown local government area.
The schools, Glenfield Park, Campbell House and Ajuga Public Schools, form part of the NSW Government’s historic school building program, a $6 billion investment over 4 years to build and upgrade school education facilities.
Duffy Kennedy’s CEO Gavin Duffy said that his company had worked closely with the Department and award-winning architects Conrad Gargett to undertake and complete the works.
“As much of the works had to be undertaken outside of school term times, the challenge of a more confined timeline to undertake the job was one of many we faced for the life of the project.” Gavin said.
“Approved works included construction of new teaching facilities with each of the schools designated as “Schools for Specific Purposes” by the Department,” he said.
“New single-story buildings were built at each of the three school locations and were designed to meet special needs of students from this growing location in Sydney’s South West,”.
“We had to demolish several existing buildings and construct teaching facilities as well as general learning areas, breakout rooms, outside areas for practical activities and outdoor learning spaces for each of the schools. Our work saw an additional 21 new classrooms completed, adding valuable teaching and learning spaces for the facility.”
“In addition, the works included building a new multi-purpose hall, a fitness centre and covered walkway to be shared by all three schools.”
“We also constructed new amenities to service the shared outdoor pool, a new tractor shed as well as extensive landscaping and coloured paving. Existing roads were resurfaced and carparking formalised to meet the schools’ needs.”
“While the works were completed in a tight timeframe, with unique challenges including heritage and environmental considerations, we are very pleased with the outcome, particularly as students and teachers faced a minimum of disruption to the school year.”
“It is great to see investment in new and improved school facilities in New South Wales, particularly in communities which will benefit from better education infrastructure. Duffy Kennedy was delighted to play its part.” Gavin concluded.