Neville Bonner Primary School, Bonner

role architecture, services management

value $30 million

completed date July 2013

client ACT Government Department of Education and Training

The ACT Government through the Education and Training Department (ETD) engaged peckvonhartel in March 2012 to provide construction phase architectural services for Neville Bonner Primary School. peckvonhartel’s involvement in the project commenced at the beginning of Phase 4 construction works. Despite not having been involved in the project prior to this stage, peckvonhartel established a clear and decisive action plan with the construction management team. This led to a transparent operational workflow that benefited the client and resulted in the successful completion of the project.

peckvonhartel’s role was over-arching and all inclusive. To provide a risk mitigation strategy for the completion of the project. peckvonhartel provided industry leading intelligence during value management sessions which were utilised by the client to make timely and critical project decisions. A thorough review of the construction documentation provided a clear direction for the design intent and implementation for construction. The scope of works peckvonhartel provided extended through construction documentation, Green Star review, integration of an Indigenous art works package and a successful two stage amended development application and design development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learning centre. These tasks involved co-ordination of multi-disciplinary service packages and a considered approach to resolve construction and design elements.

peckvonhartel’s approach and execution of required tasks under a challenging and compressed program allowed the construction phase to be completed in time for the scheduled school opening. This success has led to peckvonhartel being subsequently engaged to carry out further minor works packages at the school.