Orbis, South Australia’s new professional learning academy for teachers based at The Academy Education Development Centre in Hindmarsh, to provide a comprehensive program of professional learning for the state’s public school and preschool educators in the development teaching expertise and educational leadership.
McMahon Services’ Building Division led the fit-out works for the project, completing a high quality of architectural finishes in very tight time frame and on schedule, being delivered in three months, while accommodating normal building operations and minimal disruption.
Scope of Work
The project included stripping out of the existing partitions and ceiling and refurbishment of the electrical, mechanical, fire electrical, security services, ready for the integration into especially shop drawn, fabricated and adapted Baresque Zintra acoustic wall and Stratek woodgrain ceiling panelling to respective areas. Newly established acoustic rated glass partitions and doors were established, with audio visual and interactive programmed equipment integrated into especially designed joinery to accommodate and Cbus controlled lighting and blinds, automated to suit audio-visual projectors, automated drop-down screens and interactive display operations all programmed to work with daily operations.
An existing operable wall was maintained and revitalised with wall paper to divide the largest training room area, while new floor coverings of wood grain vinyl tiles to thoroughfares and carpet tiles to training, meeting or break-out rooms decoratively finished the floor.
New acoustic walls and partitions for break-out rooms provides for creative and interactive discussions of focus groups, with a chill-out space for later relaxed conversations during breaks, around a discreetly LED lit modern kitchenette area with a coffee machine and integrated appliances, with a green wall and suspended Zintra Acoustic Connect feature ceiling to dine under.
Orbis was launched at its new state of the art Hindmarsh centre on Tuesday 9th April 2019, officially opened by Hon John Gardner, South Australia’s Minister for Education.
The event was attended by Building Services Manager James Wilson, Project Manager Mike Adler and Site Supervisor Simon Pluck. The project is an excellent example of the high-quality architectural works McMahon Services can deliver in tight delivery timeframes.