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 3 solution (RES3)
School size: This is an optional solution for Queensland state schools and does not represent a minimum standard.
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)|
|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 & Catalogue Area||120||1||120|
|Computer Cluster Area||25||1||25|
|Central Print Station||5||1||5|
|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|
|Outdoor Learning Area||45||45|
|TOTAL AREA Stage 1||483||63|
Indicative cost: $1.5 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
Please note: Schools nominating this solution as one of their Primary Schools for the 21st Century projects should include the solution code (ie. RES3) 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.