TSA is providing end to end project management services from business case development through to the handover and commissioning of the new Santa Sophia Catholic College.
The school is on a greenfield site within a mixed-use development in western Sydney known as The Gables. It is proposed to accommodate 1920 students in a 4/6 stream college. The school is a co-education facility that operates from Kindergarten to Year 12 and includes an early learning centre for 60 students. The development will also provide out of hours and/or vacation care facilities, shared facilities with the public beyond school hours, and shared use of the proposed sports fields.
The whole school needs to be fully operational by late 2021. To meet this we set up and managed an accelerated design program with a Very Early Contractor Involvement Phase. To help expedite the construction the project includes a portion of off-site fabrication.
Due to higher than expected public submissions during the Environmental Impact Statement exhibition period, the project was referred to the Independent Planning Commission (IPC). TSA managed the response to submissions to mitigate program delays and continue through the design process.
TSA managed the IPC approval process through the months of March and April 2020, adapting to the changing environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.