Project Description

A landmark project, the State-of-the Art Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Building was a pleasure to design and construct for the Northern Territory Government.

Located on the historical site of Bullocky Point, adjacent to the1800’s built Bullocky Point Abattoir water tanks and the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery, Sunbuild used their design knowledge and innovative construction techniques to ensure Design Consultant Hully Liveris’ vision was successfully delivered, and all construction complimented existing structures.

A two story off-form concrete finished structure encompassed special design features such as exposed soft autex panelling, natural timber finishes and glass allowing students to seamlessly interact with each other and the structure itself.

Successful design was not the only requirement for the project as Sunbuild was also tasked to build a mechanical plant to house new chillers and water coolers to run not only the Darwin High School precinct but also the Darwin Middle School. Existing chillers and cooling towers were decommissioned and relocated without affecting the school’s air-conditioning systems during the construction period.

This state-of-the-art facility replaced the 30-year-old Manual Arts and Arts Buildings.

During demolition, asbestos was discovered, however, in accordance with Sunbuild’s strict guidelines and continued commitment to safety, all asbestos was successfully removed not only meeting but exceeding all Department of Education and Worksafe NT requirements.

Sunbuild met every key milestone during construction and key services changeover, ensuring the build of this project did not interfere with the school at any time.