Tereora College Redevelopment Project Release, 22 June 2016
Stage 1 of the Tereora College Redevelopment Plan remains on track to commence construction before the end of this year. Tenders will be called for on a turn-key basis where a Head Contractor will be selected to construct and furnish the new buildings in readiness for occupancy at the start of the 2018 academic year.
Request for Tenders (RFT) for the construction of the first two (2) new buildings will be issued from 23 June 2016. The RFT will be advertised in the local media, on www.procurement.gov.ck, and on the New Zealand government electronic tenders portal www.gets.govt.nz. Tenders will close in August. A second RFT for site preparation work will be issued shortly after. The separation of contracts was agreed earlier this month by the Project Steering Group following discussions to keep the project within the budget available. The scope of the second RFT involves the demolition of buildings that will be replaced within the Stage 1 project site, relocation of the Food Technology building, and other related site preparatory work.
Both contracts are expected to be signed in October 2016.
Stage 1 comprises of the construction of a Technologies building and a student support, research, and administration building; a new access road along the College’s boundary with Nikao field; improvements to water supply and drainage; and other associated civil and landscaping work.
The Technologies building is designed as a two storey masonry structure with a floor area of approximately 1500m². It will contain workshops, computer labs, food technology and canteen facilities. The student support/research and administration building will be of the same materials and design with a floor area of approximately 1600m². It will contain a library, study spaces, a seminar room, along with health, counselling, staff and administration facilities to aid better interaction between the students and teachers.
“The plan represents structural changes for the school in a world where our students need opportunities to compete on the international stage”, Tania Morgan, Tereora College Principal.
The redevelopment of Tereora College supports the Governments intent to deliver a 21st century schooling system that will allow our children to flourish. It responds to demands for innovative learning environments that support active student-centred learning, and which offer users flexibility, openness and equal access to resources.