Stage 1 – CHS Redevelopment is underway

After extensive planning and design works, Cashmere High School is now beginning the construction phase of the redevelopment project.

Stage 1 commenced over the Christmas break and will continue throughout 2017. The designers and project managers are Athfield Architects Ltd, and construction is being completed by Arrow International. Stage 2 will go out to tender later in the year with all the construction work expected to be completed by 2019.

Stage 1 includes:

  • Construction of a new storage shed in the ground staff compound
  • Demolition of T Block
  • Modifications upstairs in B and D Blocks to create extra classrooms
  • Uplifting and installation of three E Block classrooms, now behind S Block
  • Some external strengthening of A Block and the west-wing of B Block
  • Construction of a new Special Education Unit building
  • New toilet and changing facilities for the gymnasium
  • Extension of the library providing for Careers and resource storage
  • Demolition of north-south wing of B Block (offices and three classrooms)
  • Construction of a new two-story B Block (Art and English classrooms)
  • Repair/replacement of some underground pipeworks and infrastructure

Despite some initial disruptions, this is an exciting time for Cashmere High School with this redevelopment expected to affect most of the schools teaching and learning environment and ultimately serve the cashmere community for the next fifty years.