Pedavoli Architects

Penshurst, NSW



Structural, civil, stormwater drainage, and hydraulic engineering services

The upgrade of Penshurst Public School will result in 24 permanent new teaching spaces (22 net new teaching spaces), accommodating 506 additional students.

Woolacotts were engaged to provide detail design to core facilities and replace existing demountable classrooms with permanent facilities in line with the Department’s Education Facilities Standards and Guidelines and to facilitate 21st Century and Future Focused learning objectives

Our Role

Woolacotts have collaborated with Pedavoli Architecture to document a state-of-the-art school facility to serve the growing student and community needs.

The project involved the construction of a new three storey structure containing 47 new flexible learning spaces, New administration/staff facilities, New staff/student amenities, A new library, A new hall, A new covered outdoor learning area (COLA) and Rooftop open play space.


The concrete structure at the building perimeters was optimized to reduce the quantity of secondary steel framing required to support the curved façade.

Utilise the OSD tank as a combined rainwater retention, stormwater quality treatment and detention to control off-site flow rates and negate the need for three different systems and tanks.

Standardised detailing for the perimeter beams, including reinforcement, to accommodate all the possible edge types conditions i.e. step downs , strip drains , sliding doors , cavity rebates to simplify construction and improve both quality and cost efficiency.

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