Development Update Of New Sandown Campus
Parklands College & Christopher Robin Pre-Primary
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The Parklands College Sandown CampusUpdate
From The Architect
" Building work is
proceeding apace on the new 17 ha Parklands College Sandown Campus,
located off Wood Drive to the north of Sandown Road.
Administration building is well advanced with finishing to the interior
underway, along with the painting of the exterior walls.
three classroom blocks are at different stages of completion , but in
essence the envelope and roofs for Blocks 1 & 2 are complete ,
with internal and external plastering well underway, and internal
finishing scheduled to start shortly. Block 3, the Hospitality teaching
Block, is also progressing nicely with the installation of the roof
The Main Hall envelope is all but complete, such that the internal
fitting out of ceilings and floor tiling has started, and the balance of
the finishing will follow closely behind. The adjacent music teaching
centre envelope is also complete and internal plastering is underway.
Work has started on the exterior walkways that connect the various
parts of the new Secondary Campus together, and as such the overall
landscaping spaces are starting to be formed, so creating the sense of
place that will be a feature of the entire campus.
of the water polo swimming pool is complete and the internal concrete
shell will be completed during May. This will allow for construction of
the sports pavilion and change rooms between the pool and the fields to
commence during May.
The access road, College Avenue, off Wood
Drive to the new Campus, is under construction, as is the internal road
and parking area.
Installation of the irrigation system is complete
and working, so that landscaping of the grounds and sports fields has
T o this end the grassing of the main cricket and rugby
fields is underway and should be complete before the Easter holiday.
of the major structuring trees has started with tree planting on the
viewing berms located on the north and south sides of the sportsfields
Tree planting around the Campus perimeter is also
All in all construction of the new School Campus is
well in hand, with all the major buildings at an advanced stage of
construction. Emphasis will now shift to the completion of the interior
spaces which will give final shape to the image of the teaching blocks,
classrooms, the Hall and other support areas. Landscaping of the
exterior spaces will continue through the winter so as to take full
advantage of the early spring growing period. "
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