Whyalla Special School Relocation

Whyalla Special School Relocation
Location: Whyalla, SA
Value $7.0M
Client: Department for Planning, Transport, and Infrastructure
Architect: Tectvs Architects
Description: This recently finished project entails the relocation of the Whyalla Special School by a distance of approximately 1km from a gathering of transportable / temporary buildings to a purposely-designed new facility.

The building is a single storied steel-framed brick veneer construction including specifically-designed outdoor learning / play areas enhanced for sensory stimulation.

The external brickwork pattern has been designed to reflect the mythical “Rainbow Serpent” that was believed by the aboriginal people to have formed the rifts and ridges of the Flinders Ranges on its journey from the north of South Australia to the head of Spencer Gulf.

Services: Wilde and Woollard provided full cost planning for Design Development and Pre -Tender stages, and contract administration services. The project was completed in December 2013, and was finalized within budget despite almost 70% of the Construction Contingency being taken up by three sizeable variations, with just one of them (latent condition) amounting to 28% of the contingency.