Modular School Development Underway – Lucas, Victoria

Pretect has begun development of a new modular school in the heart of the Lucas education and recreation precinct in Ballarat following the announcement of a $1.5m State Government Capital Grant.

On Wednesday 20th July the Minister for Education, Mr James Merlino, announced a $1.5m State Government Capital Grant for the Stage 1 development of Siena Catholic Primary School, naming Pretect as the successful design and construction partner. The new school is set to open its doors to students in just 6 months, making it a highly time critical project.

Drawing on our extensive knowledge and experience in modular school buildings, we developed a unique and functional design for the 500m2 school building, incorporating highlight windows to allow natural light to flood into the centre of the building. Through efficient design and building methods we were able to demonstrate substantial time and cost savings over traditional construction without sacrificing architectural quality, meeting the unique requirements of the school.

Mr Brad Carr, Manager of Planning and Infrastructure at Catholic Education Office Ballarat, was particularly pleased to note that the speedy offsite construction would be completed by our local construction company, stating “We are excited to announce the builder for the Stage 1 modular school is Pretect, a contractor based in Swan Hill in the northern part of Ballarat Diocese.”

Construction is now underway and we are on schedule to deliver an impressive, functional modular school building in time for the start of the 2017 school year.