Ohana College, Stages 1 & 2

Rohrig recently completed the new school grounds for pioneering special assistance school, Ohana College, located on Griffith University’s Logan Campus at Meadowbrook, Queensland.

This project was completed across two stages, which were undertaken concurrently, made possible due to both tenders being awarded to Rohrig.

Ohana College had outgrown its existing facilities, requiring a new building with unique classrooms and amenities to meet the specific needs of students.

Architecture was undertaken by Novum and project management by Gowdie Management Group, for the highly-functional school building, utilising a mix of block and metal cladding with contemporary styling throughout.

Stage one of this project involved construction of a new building offering additional administrative facilities, eight new classrooms, sick bay, bathrooms, and sub-tenancy for Griffith University staff.

This new building also features unique student-focused features like private withdrawal rooms for de-escalation with a strong focus on acoustics and robustness.

Stage two included the construction of four more classrooms, welfare offices, sensory room, undercover multi-purpose sporting courts, kitchen and dining area, outdoor oval space and a car park.

The greenfield site presented soft and reactive ground, requiring unique building solutions, including the use of a suspended slab to allow for ground swell.

We were also able to work with the client and architect to find alternative materials and finishes, achieving a significant 15% cost saving without impacting the design intent or quality of the project.

Rohrig are trusted builders within the education industry, proud to construct schools that will stand the test of time.

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Project Facts

  • Completed: 2023
  • Construction timeframe: 52 weeks (Stage 1) / 41 weeks (Stage 2)
  • Cost range: $5 million - $10 million (Stage 1) / $5 million - $10 million (Stage 2)

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