St. Francis School

Quick Facts

  • A primary school project with a network of six classrooms, each room 12 meters by 6.8 meters in size
  • Three double-stacked complexes, all linked with covered verandahs and 2.7 meter ceiling height in each classroom
  • Honorable Mention, 2018 Modular Building Institute's Award of Distinction in the Relocatable Education category
Client:  St Francis of Assisi Regional Catholic Primary School
Industry:  Education
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Building Use:  Primary School
Size of Project: 489.6 square metre
Manufacture Time:  76 days
Installation Time:  14 days

Architectural Excellence + Innovation

Aesthetically appealing finishes were integrated with existing facilities, creating a non-offensive outlook to nearby neighbours and complementing the surrounding environment. By using a stacker frame, a valuable playground/basketball court space was made available on this exceptionally restricted site footprint. The units are independent of each other and can be used as a single story or two story structure – ensuring flexibility for future projects as well as a great sound barrier between floors.

With only a two week period to install the buildings, it was critical they were ready for occupation at the start of the academic year. To ensure this timing was met, Surefoot concrete free foundation systems were used. This eliminated the need for any excavation and concrete footings, which in turn limited the damage caused to the basketball court where the temporary buildings were located.