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Goodstart Early Learning Centre

Located at Deakin University's Waurn Ponds campus

The Goodstart Early Learning Centre is a $4 million project that comprises of a single-storey building of approximately 900 sqm on a Greenfield site. 

Features of this development include:

  • 124 child places for under and over 3 years old
  • Carpark and access roads
  • Potential future expansion zones
  • Outside play areas

Site topography and soil conditions necessitated a suspended ribbed concrete slab supported on screw piles. The superstructure utilised timber wall and proprietary truss roof framing with discrete ‘spine’ support steelwork threaded through tissues, all in order to achieve a ‘clean’ ceiling line. 

Bonacci Group is responsible for structural and civil engineering aspects of this project and also provided support to landscape services. Civil engineering involved liaison with the Geotechnical Engineer, Surveyor, and all negotiations with Council Authorities, in order that all appropriate approvals were in place, ahead of works commencing on-site.

Location: Waurn Ponds, VIC

Sector: Schools

Services: Structural and Civil Engineering