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Aquinas College Chapel Alterations

Renovating a heritage chapel for a South Perth school

  • $1.5M

    Project Value

  • 2019

    Completion

  • Perth, Western Australia

    Perth, Western Australia

Careful restoration and expansion preserves historic chapel building for future generations.

Aquinas College Chapel was built in the 1960s within the grounds of the South Perth school. Heritage-listed in 1989, the college wished to refurbish the building, which involved demolition and replacement of the main support columns with a new structural system, while concurrently expanding the mezzanine area. They asked Stantec for assistance with structural, electrical and A/V designs that would be sensitive to the aesthetic and architectural features of the chapel building.

Following restoration of the feature stained-glass windows, these were carefully relocated within the building and we also designed a new chapel roof. The original pendant lights were refurbished in addition to the installation of new lamps and modern LED lighting, as well as upgrading and replacing outdated electrical equipment.

Our considerate renovation of the beautiful Aquinas Chapel building allows it to be enjoyed by the College’s staff and students for years to come. Recognising the quality historic project, it has received three awards for excellence in construction and the sensitive renovation of this State Registered Heritage Place.

At a Glance

Offices
Architect
Taylor Architects
Award
Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards - 2019 Master Builders Best Refurbishment Reno
Award
2020 WA Heritage Awards - Conservation or adaptive reuse of a State Registered Place
Award
2020 WA Heritage Awards - Gerry Gauntlett Award: Excellence in conservation or adaptation of a place
Meet Our Team

Rowan Stokes, Structural Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Director

Fundamentally, it is the relationships within our industry that I find most rewarding – from interactions with clients and project stakeholders to the management and mentoring of people within our business. I love the fact that our work has an abiding and positive effect on communities.
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Ben van Niekerk, Group Leader Buildings VIC, Director

I’m a firm believer in the development of our people, it’s a value we uphold and drives better outcomes for our team.
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Rowan Stokes

Structural Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Director

Ben van Niekerk

Group Leader Buildings VIC, Director

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