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Avonhead Library

Scope and Scale

Conversion of redundant 1960s hall (300m2)  to exciting new centre for learning, library and small lecture theatre for teaching staff and  school students. 

HRS managed all trade packages (floor, ceiling (mixed finishes), , carpentry, document storage racking system, all services).  Micro screwing of the piles was undertaken from within the building shell –providing challenges with the restricted head height.

A stepped façade allowed for built-in window seats to be positioned within the façade to provide a place for individual or group reading activities. Internally the timber flooring from the old school stage was reused as the wall lining behind the window seats. 


Achieved high-level finish for architectural features to create a stimulating and accessible learning environment in which student can develop enthusiasm for information and enjoyment of reading.

Worked co-operatively and collaboratively in operating school environment. Customer care and health and safety were a high priority. 

Complied with Ministry of Education Property Tool Box policies, procedures and guidelines.

Won Resene Total Colour Education Colour Mestro Award in the Resene Total Colour Awards 2012.


Charles Levings | Principal
Avonhead School
Ph. 03 348 7361