Creating stronger STEM foundations for high school students
Cecil Hills High School is located in an area with significant population growth expectation. The school currently has 1,362 students. The Cecil Hills project will increase the capacity of the school to 2,040 students to accommodate the year 2036 catchment area projection.
The school has been identified as a STEM school to strategically align with the planned Aerotropolis in the area and position the school population to capitalise on this opportunity. The project will provide new infrastructure infrastructure and support operational changes to deliver STEM-based learning.
The school will expand from a Stream 9 school to a Stream 12 school and add 46 new permanent teaching spaces in the new STEM building. The project will also deliver a new hall and administration as well as an extension to the canteen to cater for the increased capacity of the school.
The MBB team were responsible for leading the project teams in the development of a Master Plan, Concept Design, Schematic Development and Detailed Business Case and then the re-design of the project to a STEM school following political direction by the SINSW executives. The design aligns with the educational objectives of SINSW to meet the assurance requirements of INSW and NSW Treasury and secured Government investment. MBB Group team has been instrumental to the strategic leadership of these complex projects.
MBB successfully led the procurement process, establishing clearly defined RFQs to increase competition for design consultants. In collaboration with the design team, MBB ran workshops with the school’s staff members to understand the STEM model and the facilities required to for the new buildings and assisted the business case writer in establishing the catchment projections.
Schools Infrastructure NSW (SINSW)
Planning Phases and Business Case
October 2018 – May 2020