Remarkables Primary School, Queenstown

the project

This was the first new state primary school to open in the lower South Island since 1981, the school has transformed an otherwise little used section of the Lake Wakatipu waterfront into a vibrant centre for learning.  A flexible environment was required that would meet current and future educational needs of the expected 460 school roll.

The site presented a number of challenges including its close proximity to Queenstown Airport and complying with the stringent acoustic criteria was a particular challenge during design of the Mechanical Services. Providing a fully sprinkled facility in an alpine environment and promoting connectivity through the open Admin stair together with the adjacent double height hall space required the application of alternative solutions for the Fire team. The electrical and communications cabling infrastructure was designed to cater for future expansion, and the cabling has been installed in a ducted system for ease of replacing cabling (particularly the communications cabling) and technology inevitably evolves. 

our role

Cosgroves provided Building Services Engineering expertise in Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulics and Fire Engineering consultancy services for this award-winning state of the art primary school.

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