Keilor Primary School

  • Completed 2018
  • Location Melbourne, Australia,
  • Modscape with Sensum Group have replaced Keilor Primary School’s outdated portables with modern modular solutions fit for the next generation of learning at their campus located in Melbourne, Australia.

    Gone are the days of the crazy-hot-in-summer/freezing-cold-in-winter ‘portables’ of previous generations. Working closely with Sensum Group, Modscape recently designed and constructed a new prefabricated building for Keilor Primary School. The modular solution is sustainable and innovatively designed to include four teaching spaces, a library and an arts space, plus associated amenities for students and staff.

    The project is part of the Victorian Government’s Permanent Modular School Buildings Program – the next stage in the Victorian School Asbestos Removal Program responsible for the largest ever removal of asbestos from Victorian schools and for the delivery of more than 100 school projects over the next three years.
    The new permanent modular building offered a fast and efficient solution for the school. With less time needed for planning and construction, the replacement of the older buildings containing asbestos could occur quickly- reducing disruption to students, staff and teaching programs.

    By completing the construction offsite, the build process was up to half the time required when compared to a traditional build. The construction was complete in just 10 weeks, off-site at Modscape’s modular construction hub in Brooklyn, with the modules being installed in a day over the weekend. Onsite and landscaping works were completed shortly thereafter.

    Recessive curved walls add dynamic interest and edge whilst the timber cladding acts as a wayfinding solution to define the entrances. Internally, a bold material palette enhances the design’s vibrancy and encourages creativity.

    High-performing acoustic panelling and double-glazed windows are used in forward-thinking volumetric modules, creating a comfortable learning environment for the students of today and for generations to come.

    Project TeamModscape with Sensum Group
    Photography: John Madden