Warkworth Primary School
N-Compass was engaged by the Ministry of Education to provide a comprehensive project management service for the Batch 12 - Classroom Development Programme project. This batch includes projects at six schools, the largest of which is the development at Warkworth Primary School, on their junior site. The scope of the project includes the development of 16 teaching spaces, administration, hall and toilet facilities, as well as the demolition of existing buildings and creation of a new playing field, with a budget of approximately $7.9M.
As part of the works completed at the school, N-Compass managed the development of the masterplan process for the senior school which resulted in a preferred concept that underpinned the funding approval process. N-Compass also prepared a staged implementation plan for the entire development at the school, including the senior school. This plan foresees the use of the existing junior school classrooms as temporary accommodation for the senior school during the planned construction and refurbishment works at the school.
N-Compass has established excellent working relationships with the key Ministry staff for the project and with the stakeholders at the school and our familiarity with the site, the background issues and project constraints has meant that N-Compass has also been engaged to undertake the new Warkworth Senior School project, commencing in 2016.