Student numbers at the Riverbank Public School in the Ponds, Western Sydney, continue to increase and to meet the growing capacity needs of the school ProGroup Management was commissioned to construct a 2 storey building. The need to construct this building in a very short time was critical as current space was at a premium. ProGroup Management was engaged to construct the two storey structure within the grounds of the School which would relieve the accommodation pressure with a view to this becoming a permanent fixture. The building was to constructed using single demountable Module units with ramp access on the upper level to the adjoining building. Construction commenced late in 2019 and was to be completed, commissioned and handed over ready for occupation before the end of December 2019.
The individual modules for the Building were delivered to site singularly and then put together in a predetermined order to ensure the prefabricated walkways and stairwells joined. From the outset a challenge was presented to the Project team of restricted access that was required through the occupied school grounds from the busy street frontage. A fenced off access route for construction vehicles, trucks and cranes was made available but as this was within the school grounds timing for deliveries and truck movements were critical to ensure the safety of children, parents and staff at all times. The entire project was completed, commissioned and handed over on time, safely and within budget to the satisfaction of School Infrastructure NSW.