New Secondary School in Collingwood Park

  • Architecture
  • Brisbane
collingwood secondary school brisbane qld

Creating a contemporary and well-equipped school environment

At the completion of all stages, the school will cater to approximately 1,200 students in years 7 to 12 in a state of the art, all-inclusive, and enriching environment.

The Group
Client: Department of Education
Studios: Brisbane, Australia
The Team:
collingwood secondary school brisbane qld

To mitigate capacity pressures on schools in the area, The Department of Education initially engaged Group GSA to provide master planning services, schematic design and tender documents for a new high school located in Collingwood Park in the Ipswich City LGA .  We were subsequently engaged by the successful contractor to develop the documents for construction and to provide construction phase services.

The school is located on a steeply sloping site requiring clever solutions to fit the 12,200m2 of floor area into the relatively small (by Dept of Education Standards) site.  Our design maximises outdoor play and learning spaces, optimises solar orientation and provides clear functional and equitable access throughout the site. The solution is a series of buildings, varying from 1 to 4 storeys, all connected horizontally, to their adjacent buildings, by bridges and vertically, with lifts and stairs in strategic locations. Outdoor spaces are terraced up the site corresponding with the building levels further enhancing the access connections.

By creating a modern and well-equipped school environment, the New Secondary School in Collingwood Park will contribute to the growth and development of the region and provide students with the resources they need to succeed.

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Lachlan McCallum Associate Director

Lachlan is an Associate Director and has developed professionally into a team leader and Project Architect responsible for the leadership of project documentation teams, and overseeing projects during construction

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