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Great Southern Grammar – Boarding Houses 4 & 5

Creating independent living for primary and secondary students at this non-denominational Christian education boarding school

  • $5M

    Project Value

  • Albany, Western Australia

    Albany, Western Australia

Creating independent living for primary and secondary students at this non-denominational Christian education boarding school

As part of a 20-year expansion plan, the independent Great Southern Grammar school in Western Australia embarked on a boarding house project. This would consist of two new boarding houses to expand the school’s boarding capacity to serve the Great Southern Region.

We were involved in the mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, structural, and civil design with designers from both our Perth and Albany offices working together to ensure the project's success. As we were working on a sloped site, the ground conditions were poor, and we had to work with and around soft sludge and rock outcroppings. We overcame the challenging conditions with different foundation base solutions—such as ground bearing footings, the separation of buildings through materials, and by controlling movement around the site. We used geotechnical evidence and site investigation to test solutions.

Both new boarding houses boast individual student accommodation rooms, common dining and recreation/entertainment facilities, common bathrooms and laundry, and a private wing for a “house parent” family unit. This helps instill independence and support independent learning for students and groups.

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  • Christou Design
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Christou Design
Meet Our Team

Gary Sollitt, Principal, Senior Structural Project Engineer

There is a great sense of satisfaction in seeing a building used as envisioned and knowing I was integral to its existence.
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Travis Demeza, Principal, Group Leader Albany/ Australian Discipline Leader, Civil

It’s incredibly satisfying to see the infrastructure we create being used as envisioned, on what was once bare ground.
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Andrew Wakelam, Principal, Mechanical Section Manager

I’m a people person—I thrive on the collaborative process with both the project design team and between the disciplines at Stantec.
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Gary Sollitt

Principal, Senior Structural Project Engineer

Travis Demeza

Principal, Group Leader Albany/ Australian Discipline Leader, Civil

Andrew Wakelam

Principal, Mechanical Section Manager

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