Greenway Architects were engaged by DFEEST to undertake a redevelopment of this campus which was constructed in the 1970s. The campus was designed to deliver a broad range of training options, but its major focus was its workshops to provide trained staff for the major employer in Whyalla, BHP. Greenway ran a series of workshops with TAFE, University, DECS, local council, planning and community representatives to create the concept of an education precinct which includes all education sectors and community facilities.
The resultant project required 7 stages of construction works, built whilst the college remained in occupation and operation, requiring significant planning, staging and safety considerations be given from the very initial stages of the project design. Greenway worked closely with DFEEST, TAFE and the sites Educational Managers and Teaching Staff to undertake the detailed planning of the scope of works, including a mix of both engineering workshop and other vocational training areas.
The project has reinvigorated the whole of the Campus and created new flexible and open learning environments, a strategy that was initially met with some trepidation, but feedback has shown that the spaces are working in the manner that was hoped for.