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  • PAGE 1 ADDRESS : PHONE : FAX : EMAIL : WEB : 31 Niagara Lane Melbourne VIC 3000 +61 3 9624 8700 +61 3 9624 8780 plans@one2one.net.au www.one2one.net.au BEECHWORTH MONTESSORI SCHOOL: REPORT APPROVED BY: ....................(SIGN) ....................(PRINT) POSITION: .................... 1:1 ARCHITECTS - PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT: REPORT APPROVED BY: ....................(SIGN) ....................(PRINT) POSITION: .................... Beechworth montessori school Masterplan BEECHWORTH MONTESSORI SCHOOL FEASIBILITY REPORT + MASTERPLAN _ DECEMBER 2010 (revised 2/8/11)
  • PAGE 2 project overview project brief Beechworth Montessori commenced as a pre-school (Tiny Tots and Cycle 1) in 1997. In 2007 the school expanded to include primary school ages from 6-12 (Cycles 2 & 3). The school is presently accommodated in the Emerald and Amathyst Buildings, rented premises on the La Trobe University Campus in Beechworth. These facilities were formerly a part of the Mayday Hills Hospital, later purchased by La Trobe. The school has ‘made do’ with the former hospital facilities with minor works undertaken to allow it to function as a school. The existing hostel building on Gilchrist Avenue is to be converted to a school ideal for Montessori education, to accommodate both early childhood and primary school aged children, thereby enabling the Beechworth Montessori School to relocate from the current leased premises on the La Trobe University Campus. This lease arrangement at La Trobe University has always been on a year-to-year basis, leading the school to seek a more permanent home to facilitate rapid enrolment growth and expansion. Due to the short term lease arrangements at La Trobe, the school has in the past been unable to obtain any assistance with funding of capital works. • To accommodate the projected future growth of the school up to 250 students from Tiny Tots to adolescents. Searching for a permanent home within Beechworth has been extremely difficult given the lack of large sites within planning zones appropriately zoned for schools however following the sale the Ovens and Murray Hospital site (adjacent to the La Trobe Campus), Beechworth Montessori School has now secured an indefinite lease on the former Hately Hostel building (2400m2) and surrounding grounds (1.4 hectares) on Gilchrist Avenue. The school now intends to fully relocate the school from the La Trobe Campus to a permanent location at Gilchrist Avenue. The existing hostel building has been vacant for over a decade and prior to the school’s relocation will require structural alterations to convert bedrooms to adequately sized classrooms, along with a refurbishment of finishes and wet area provisions. Once the relocation has occurred and the Ovens and Murray Hospital site subdivision has been finalised, the school has a call option to purchase the site on Gilchrist Avenue, well below market value. Beechworth Montessori intends to exercise this option. Existing premises at La Trobe University BEECHWORTH MONTESSORI SCHOOL FEASIBILITY REPORT + MASTERPLAN _ DECEMBER 2010 The following summarises the primary objectives of the master plan: • To open up the existing bedrooms and corridors to create generous classroom layouts suitable for the Montessori style of teaching. • To build a sense of community by directing all circulation through a central administration area for students, staff, parents and visitors. • To maximise opportunities for natural light penetration to all habital spaces. • To provide generous storage space. • To provide multipurpose facilities suitable for school and broader community usage, with direct external access. • To seperate classrooms from parent gathering areas to minimise disruption to classes. • To provide both kitchen and science wet area facilities to all classrooms. • To provide supervised external teaching areas. • To maximise the potential of the existing building layout to achieve the above outcomes in the most rational, economical and ecological sustainable manner. Former hostel building on Gilchrist Avenue
  • PAGE 3 Project consultants The following consultants were enganged by the school for the preparation of this report: 1:1 Architects Pty Ltd - Royal Australian Institute of Architects Client/Architect Agreement with provision to proceed to design, documentation and contract administration services, subject to funding approval. - A0N Professional Indemnity Insurance policy No 93303096. Limit $5,000,000 for any one claim and $10,000,000 in the aggregate. Existing foyer Westbay Consulting Services - Approved fee proposal and scope of works to Cost Plan B. Further engagement to be negotiated subject to funding approval. - A0N Professional Indemnity Insurance policy No 02PI536413 - Limit $5,000,000. Indigo Shire - Municipal Building Surveyor - Approved fee proposal and scope of works to provide buliding surveyor’s report on planning and building regulations. It is anticipated that the school will engage a private building surveyor for next stage of the project. - Civic Mutual Plus insurance policy No CMP000254 - Limit $300,000,000. Hostel grounds Existing chapel building BEECHWORTH MONTESSORI SCHOOL FEASIBILITY REPORT + MASTERPLAN _ DECEMBER 2010 View from carpark Existing corridor
  • PAGE 4 former ovens & murray hospital site proposed subdivision The new school location on Gilchrist Avenue forms a part of the former Ovens and Murray Hospital site. The site is yet to be subdivided into separate titles, however the school presently leases proposed Lots 7 and 7a as shown. Once the subdivision occurs, the school intends to purchase these titles. The lease has provision for this to occur in the form of a call option. site description The site has well established trees and vegetation and it is intended that the vast majority of trees will remain, aside from those effecting allergies or undermining existing structures. The site slopes to the south west. The 1974 hostel building has been vacant for over 10 years and requires alterations and refurbishment in order to operate as a school building. The heritage listed chapel also requires refurbishment. Its adjacent timber structure is in poor condition and may require demolition (subject to heritage advice and Planning approval). The existing carpark on Lot 7a is suitable for the school’s use immediately. site reports A Due Diligence environmental site assessment report was undertaken on the site, identifying asbestos in the eaves, the PCB’s in the light fittings and vinyl tile floor coverings under the existing carpet of the hostel building. This report and is available from the school on request. LOT 7A - Existing carpark & carport LOT 7 - Existing hostel and chapel TOTAL SITE AREA BEECHWORTH MONTESSORI SCHOOL FEASIBILITY REPORT + MASTERPLAN _ DECEMBER 2010 2600m2 94m2 1.4 HECTARES
  • PAGE 5 existing / demolition site plan 1:500 @ A3 BEECHWORTH MONTESSORI SCHOOL FEASIBILITY REPORT + MASTERPLAN _ DECEMBER 2010
  • PAGE 6 existing floor plan 1:250 @ A3 Existing courtyards BEECHWORTH MONTESSORI SCHOOL FEASIBILITY REPORT + MASTERPLAN _ DECEMBER 2010
  • PAGE 7 summary of alterations 1:250 @ A3 Former courtyard to be reinstated Existing courtyard Major alterations and internal refurbishment (opening up of smaller spaces to create open plan classrooms & multi-purpose rooms) Minor internal alterations and refurbishment Proposed demolition BEECHWORTH MONTESSORI SCHOOL FEASIBILITY REPORT + MASTERPLAN _ DECEMBER 2010
  • PAGE 8 proposed site plan 1:500 @ A3 BEECHWORTH MONTESSORI SCHOOL FEASIBILITY REPORT + MASTERPLAN _ DECEMBER 2010
  • PAGE 9 Transportation & circulation 1:500 @ A3 Staff parking Deliveries/ emergency vehicles Semi-public Staff / Visitors Car travellers Buses Students Bus travellers Parents Pedestrians Vehicles Play area Students/staff Entrance hub Play area Students/staff Primary Objectives Bus route 1. Provide safe pedestrian circulation by separating vehicular and pedestrian access 2. Build ‘community’ by centralising staff/student/parent/visitor circulation through entrance hub Cyclists BEECHWORTH MONTESSORI SCHOOL FEASIBILITY REPORT + MASTERPLAN _ DECEMBER 2010
  • PAGE 10 proposed floor plan 1:250 @ A3 BEECHWORTH MONTESSORI SCHOOL FEASIBILITY REPORT + MASTERPLAN _ DECEMBER 2010
  • PAGE 11 proposed usage / circulation 1:250 @ A3 Cycles 2 & 3 (Primary School) Primary circulation Secondary circulation Staff Existing rectilinear circulation pattern Community / Multi-purpose Tiny Tots / Cycle 1 (Early Childhood) Circulation hub BEECHWORTH MONTESSORI SCHOOL FEASIBILITY REPORT + MASTERPLAN _ DECEMBER 2010 Proposed circulation pattern
  • PAGE 12 proposed staging - internal works 1:250 @ A3 Stage 1a Cycle 2 & 3 (primary school age), Library Stage 1b Tiny Tots & Cycle 1 (early childhood) Stage 2 Adminstration & staff areas, amenities, Cycle 3/Specialist Stage 3 Multi-purpose spaces Stage 4 Art / Woodwork refurbishment BEECHWORTH MONTESSORI SCHOOL FEASIBILITY REPORT + MASTERPLAN _ DECEMBER 2010
  • PAGE 13 proposed staging - external works 1:500 @ A3 Stage 1b Short term (includes removal of trees effecting allergies as shown) Stage 2 Medium term Stage 4 Long term (includes removal of tree undermining structure as shown) BEECHWORTH MONTESSORI SCHOOL FEASIBILITY REPORT + MASTERPLAN _ DECEMBER 2010