Emmanuel College Library Upgrade

Emmanuel College Library Upgrade

Project Data


Emmanuel College


Cirillo Architects


4 months


$1.2 million


Feb 2021

This challenging project scope was to deliver a revamped library within a fully operational educational facility in close proximity to students and faculty members.

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Completion of the renewed library refurbishment involved construction works taking place on the lower level of a two-storey building. While structural works were being completed, the upper level was closed off to public.

Asbestos removal works were required to be undertaken out of school hours with air monitoring used to ensure the school grounds were left unaffected.

Temporary structural engineering was required to remove existing brickwork walls and open up the building into one large area.

Large steel members were required to be installed in these openings and engineers were required to design lifting sequences for a safe installation as no cranage could be used at the project site.

Existing services were isolated throughout, this proved challenging as different areas of the school were affected. Temporary wiring was installed ensuring the school remained operational with major service upgrades occurring out of hours to avoid the school losing any essential services throughout construction works.

The result is an open plan learning space full of natural light, complemented with quality finishes throughout.

The project was successfully delivered on time to budget to a high standard of quality.

The successful delivery of this project has also predicated further works awarded to Fairbrother for Emmanuel College.