Ausco delivers new childcare facilities for a growing city
WINNER: 2019 Masters Builders WA Building Excellence Award for the Goldfields-Esperance Region - Best Education Building Under $1.5 Million
Faced with booming demand for childcare and out of school hours care, the Goldfields Childcare Centre (GCCC) located in Kalgoorlie-Boulder WA needed to add extra facilities in a hurry. The large and growing number of working families were struggling with long waiting periods to find suitable care, and the GCCC was keen to expand their existing service to better cater for their local community.
Challenged with a timeframe of only four months to raise funds for a new facility following an unsuccessful Federal Government funding application, the GCCC sought donations from the WA State Government, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder council, local mining companies and other sponsors to fund the project.
Ausco Modular’s local Kalgoorlie branch worked closely with the GCCC’s staff and Ausco’s Perth-based manufacturing facility team to achieve a light-filled, open space for the children to enjoy.
Modular was the chosen building method due to benefits such as speed, price and the ability to relocate the building in the future if warranted. The new facility was designed in collaboration with Ausco’s in-house design team with a focus on a robust interior design suitable to house multiple children from pre-kindy age to Year 6.
The final product is a modern, eye-catching 270m2 facility which includes two large, colourful play areas.
The GCCC’s Director Rachael Barton is delighted with the final product.
“From meeting with Adam in Kalgoorlie to working alongside Rod in Perth, Ausco achieved my vision and more,” said Ms Barton.
“Ausco Modular is proud of our ability to work with our customers to deliver a fit-for-purpose building, designed to a budget that suits the client,” reiterated Stuart McNaughton, Ausco Modular’s WA Construction Manager.
“The building is only limited to the client’s imagination.”