Floth was engaged by Broad Construction Services to deliver sustainability, mechanical, electrical, vertical transportation and hydraulic building services for seven school projects in Queensland. The projects were delivered through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the Queensland Department of Education and the Aspire Consortium, which saw the development of six new primary schools and one new high school across South-East Queensland including:
- Peregian Springs State School
- Thornlands South (Bayview) State School
- Woodlinks State Schools
- Augusta State School
- Coomera Rivers State School
- Collingwood Park State School
- Murrumba State Secondary College
Floth commenced the design phase of the projects with a focus to ensure the schools were sustainable, energy and cost efficient. A number of environmental targets were reached using extensive computer modelling throughout the design process, which enabled Floth to minimise the energy output of the projects and be cost efficient.
Floth achieved significant recognition when awarded four and five green stars (Australian Best Practice and Excellence ratings) for designs on three of the Queensland Schools. Woodlinks and Augusta State Schools were awarded four stars and Coomera Rivers State School awarded five stars under the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), Green Star Education Version 1 rating tool.
By securing the five Star GBCA rating for Coomera Rivers State School, the school was awarded the status of ‘Australian Excellence’ in environmentally sustainable design and construction. The designs used on Coomera Rivers State School saw the total consumption of potable water by the school reduced by over 80 percent, greatly contributing to its five-star rating. Floth was able to use the recycled water supplied by Gold Coast Water to maximize the use of recycled water for both internal and external use. Floth’s contract with Broad Constructions stipulated the delivery of a four-star rating on the school, but the Floth team saw an opportunity to raise the bar and achieve a five-star rating for Coomera Rivers instead.