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Trinity Grammar School – Centre for Business and Social Enterprise Building

Trinity Grammar School
McIntyre Partnership Architects
7 Million
March 2017

The Centre for Business and Social Enterprise Building (CBSE Building) was constructed at the at main campus of Trinity Grammar School in Kew, adjacent to existing school buildings.  The Arnold Hall Building was demolished to make way for the new CBSE Building which houses a lecture theatre and associated spaces, classrooms, 6 staff offices and milling spaces. All supporting staff and student areas are integrated across the two levels of the building; with 4 classrooms on the Ground Floor and 4 classrooms on Level 1.

Both levels of the CBSE Building are linked via a staircase and are accessible from the Tudor Building via a concrete ramp bridge.  The bridge provides a linkage to classrooms in the existing Tudor Building, and allows students to continue through to the Shann Building and the Robertson Building.

The building design incorporates many architectural finishes including acoustic panelling, feature metalwork, brickwork, brick paving, alucobond cladding and aluminium sunshades.  The design focus was to ensure the building was energy and water efficient, which was achieved through passive building design principles, natural ventilation, and thermal mass for energy, and an efficient hydraulic fixture for water conservation.

As the project was located within the grounds of Trinity Grammar School, close co-ordination with the school was required in order to minimise disruptions to the campus throughout construction.