The Hunter Sports High School project involved the staged demolition of existing buildings and construction of a new five stream high school on the same site, all while it remained operational. New state of the art facilities for the school’s 800 students include classrooms, science and visual art labs, metalwork and woodwork rooms, food technology areas, a library, a canteen with training facilities and sports areas. The design was developed to incorporate stadium-like building forms and sporting venue language, whilst maintaining aboriginal cultural aspects throughout the overall school design and site layout.
Delivered over three stages, Stage 1 included the demolition of the administration and library buildings except the gymnasium, adjacent courts and car parks; the construction of a two to three storey main building, administration building and movement complex building; redevelopment of the main public entry and new landscaped spaces.
Stage 2 involved demolition of the buildings to make way for construction of the new additional classroom buildings (academy and library). It then progressed to the removal of demountable classrooms for the school to be in full operation in new buildings.
Stage 3 involved the demolition of remaining buildings and the construction of the tennis court.