The project includes repurposing the North House, a significant protected structure around which the Academic Hub rises.
The main entrance hall to the library will be placed in the eastern section of the North House, at the first-floor level – reflecting the pivotal role of this mid-19th-century institutional building. With the library entry raised above the ground floor, the street level of the Academic Hub will be free-flowing and civic, hosting student commons, student supports, an exhibition space, and a cafe.
The overall Phase 1 development will comprise approximately 12,626m2 of development with 9,505m2 of New Build construction and the balance comprising the retained elements of the North House East and North House West protected structures.
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“It was a brilliant experience from beginning to end. Townlink were so professional from the early stage of the project to literally the door handles. They were always professional and available to solve any problems. The learning environment created is wonderful for our pupils and staff.”
“The Le Peton Building at Sandford Park School was a challenging project within a high-profile live environment of a busy secondary school campus. Townlink ensured trust was established early on and maintained a regular, open line of communication across the project team and subcontractors. Townlink achieved all required goals within the timeframe. I look forward to working with Townlink again in the near future.”
"It was clear from day one that Townlink had a keen interest in working with the community to deliver the project safely, and with as little inconvenience as possible to the local community. Townlink worked to inform, respect and show courtesy to those affected by the work. We found the project organised, clean and tidy. It was clear that Townlink cared about the appearance of facilities, stored materials, vehicles and plant. In general, Townlink took a great interest in the community, particularly the local football team.”
“The Townlink Construction Project Team of experts, manage and lead a large team while coordinating seamlessly over 70 subcontractors with a professional, innovative and dynamic approach. From a client perspective, I have every confidence that they meet all the legislative and regulatory requirements well within their ability. It is a pleasure to work with them in partnership and collaboration to deliver the day to day requirements of the program. In addition, they have the capacity and ability to address the unexpected, problem solve and respond effectively and efficiently to all challenges."
“Completed to a tight deadline, and with close attention to cost management, the design of the new ESB International Headquarters has been an exercise in collaborative work. Townlink have contributed to the delivery of an innovative, bespoke design solution delivered to a high standard of finish, with the assurance of flexible, efficient operations into the future.”
“As a Project Lead Consultant, I was confident that through John Barden’s leadership, the job would be completed to the required standard. John ensured trust was established early on and maintained a regular, open line of communication across the project team and subcontractors. As expected and unexpected challenges arose, we worked through them methodically and practically. I was always impressed that John brought forward a range of solutions and maintained focus on delivering what the client wanted. John achieved all required goals within the timeframe. He did this by ensuring strong communication, oversight and management of all facets of the build.”