Development Update Of New Sandown Campus

Development Update Of New Sandown Campus from Parklands College & Christopher Robin Pre-Primary

By: Parklands College & Christopher Robin Pre-Primary  06-02-2011
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The Parklands College Sandown Campus

Update 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.
 The Administration building is well advanced with finishing to the interior underway, along with the painting of the exterior walls.
The 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 currently underway.
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.
Excavation 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 started.
T o this end the grassing of the main cricket and rugby fields is underway and should be complete before the Easter holiday.
Planting of the major structuring trees has started with tree planting  on the viewing berms  located on the north and south sides of the sportsfields underway.
Tree planting  around the Campus perimeter is also starting.
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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