In what was our third building project with Toowoomba Grammar School, refurbishment works are now complete on their Barbour General Learning Building.
The ageing, 8-classroom building was modernised and opened up to create collaborative, flexible learning spaces supportive of contemporary teaching and learning.
While the existing building was subdivided by brick walls, creating dark, disconnected spaces, the new layout now encourages collaboration between classes, and puts learning on show to passers-by. Glass partitions and retractable glass walls now allow easy access between spaces, and the flexibility for students to “break out” into surrounding rooms while maintaining oversight by teaching staff.
Existing windows and sun screening were removed and replaced, using higher-performance glass, to increase sightlines to outside, and improve natural daylight levels within the building.
The acoustic performance of learning and common areas was also improved with acoustic ceiling and wall linings, and new carpet throughout.
We are delighted to hear that the improvements to spaces have already had a resoundingly positive impact on teaching learning in the spaces and we look forward to continuing our partnership with TGS on their next projects!
CLIENT: Toowoomba Grammar School
PROJECT MANAGER: Nielsen Project Management