Ascham School



Ascham School Limited


BVN Architecture


Fixed Lump Sum


Head Contractor, Construction

Project Awards

2016 Master Builders Excellence in Construction Award – Excellence in Energy Efficiency

Grindley were engaged under a Construct Only contract to complete the recent new build and refurbishment works at Ascham School in Edgecliff.
Works involved the construction of a new Science Building, refurbishment and extension of the heritage listed ‘Duntrim Building’, refurbishment of the ‘Annex Building’ and a link bridge connecting the Duntrim Building to the Annex Building.

The new Science Building is located between the existing Whitehead Building, and the occupied School grounds. This new building consists of nine science laboratories, a lecture theatre, teachers rooms, bathrooms and a basement. 
External works to the Science Building included a tiered concrete courtyard to the northern façade, with timber decking and landscaping. The eastern façade, situated within the Whitehead Building courtyard, also received some minor refurbishments inclusive of new stairs, a disabled ramp and landscaping to complement the entry from the existing School.

The Duntrim Building, an existing Heritage House located in the centre of the three buildings was then refurbished to serve as a new dorm facility inclusive of 16 bedrooms, two bathrooms, two common rooms, an office, a reading room, a study, an art room and a laundry.  Duntrim  was also extended, adding a further nine bedrooms, six bathrooms, three laundries, three living and dining areas and an office.

The Annex Building was renovated while continuing to serve as a dormitory facility. These renovations included the addition of 11 bedrooms, two bathrooms, a disabled bathroom, one laundry and sorting room and one common room. A new substation located within the existing school grounds was also built to accommodate the additional power requirements.

"After an in depth selection process, Grindley Construction was the company selected for major building works at Ascham School. From day one to handover all our expectations and needs were met with total professionalism. For the entire construction period Grindley Construction’s attention to quality and detail was apparent. Taking into consideration the detailed nature of the design and finishes required for this build a fine result was achieved overall. The building works ran very smoothly due to good communication and a very professional attitude. We would highly recommend this building company. "

Simon Huggett Head of Property
Ascham School


"The Grindley team worked in combination with the design team to deliver a successful project. They demonstrated a high level of expertise and dedication in the delivery of the Ascham School project."

Simon Hubert - Architect
BVN Architecture