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Primary Schools for the 21st Century Resource Centre 2 solution (RES2)

The Department's vision for libraries under the Primary Schools for the 21st Century element of the Building the Education Revolution program in Queensland is to create functional spaces that support and enhance learning. The libraries will be used by schools and the wider community and are based on the principles of current best practice and environmentally sustainable design.

The design template will be overlaid on each school site and take into consideration the local site constraints and the BER budget.

When developing a nomination under the Primary Schools for the 21st Century element, schools will need to ensure that the proposed solution is within the Australian Government's funding caps and takes into account costs associated with the removal of any existing buildings or facilities.

Resource Centre 2 solution (RES2)

School size: Over 400 full-time equivalents (FTEs)

List of Spaces and Floor Areas:

Space allocation meterage overrides indicative plan meterage. The following allocations are target areas and need to be considered with the facilities already available.

Functional Space Unit Area Number Required Stage Enclosed Functional Area (M2) Unenclosed Functional Area (M2)
Entry Point 18 1 18
Control, Processing and Display Area 17 1 17
Library Work Room/Resource Store/Reading Texts 40 1 40
Office - Resource Services Manager 12 1 12
Resource Collection and Catalogue Area 120 1 120
Computer Cluster Area 25 1 25
Central Print Station 5 1 5
Seminar Room 25 1 25
MultiMedia Annex 25 1 25
Video/Audio Recording Annex 12 1 12
Junior Learning Area 50 1 50
IT Help Desk/Workshop 12 1 12
Server and Data Room 8 1 8
Toilet - Self Help unisex 5 1 WC 5
Cleaner Store 1 1 1
Outdoor Learning Area 45 45
TOTAL AREA Stage 1 357 63

Indicative cost: $1.1 million

This cost is based on south-east Queensland prices. Queensland state schools outside of south-east Queensland wishing to nominate this solution should contact their Regional Facilities Manager or BER Regional Advisor for further advice.

Indicative floor plans (new window) 148K Adobe PDF document

Indicative elevations (new window) 188K Adobe PDF document

Example (new window) 458K JPEG image

Please note: Schools nominating this solution as one of their Primary Schools for the 21st Century projects should include the solution code (ie. RES2) and a list of the functional spaces (eg. Entry point; control, processing and display area etc.) when completing the project description section of the online P21 nomination form.

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