Prahran High School, Department of Education, VIC

Slattery provided full cost management services on this unique project in Prahran, one of the first vertical schools to be built under the Department of Education’s program of inner-city education redevelopment. Slattery’s involvement with the school built on the former Swinburne University Prahran campus required close engagement and collaboration with the various consultants, user requirements, consideration of latent conditions, structural conditions and understanding long term sustainability ambitions. The new building is five levels in total, including science, technology and visual art areas, a gym, and also features a roof top garden.  Opened in January 2019 and now with over 650 students in attendance, this project required us to challenge the norms and look at building schools in an updated manner.