Project Description

Horizons College Fitout


The client wanted to turn an abandoned meat & cheese factory into a 60 student school. The two storey school was refurbished in two stages. Stage one focused on the ground floor and stage two focused on the upper floor. The project involved building refurbishment and construction of new, two storey classrooms, manual arts, administration areas and car parking.


Because the building was 80 years old and previously a factory, it had 500mm thick concrete, and uneven floors which were designed to be hosed out. These floors had to be levelled yet the low ceiling height meant that the floors couldn’t be raised. Getting sewerage and water into the building was a challenge. Locating pipes through the
flooring and finding that when we did that, many of them were crushed, was an interesting challenge. We came up with a creative solution that enabled us to work within the building’s parameters without blowing out the client’s budget.


The school needed to be ready for the new school semester. This was achieved successfully.