BER schools, Warren-Blackwood region


  • Project

    Infrastructure and amenities for 12 primary and secondary schools

  • Services

    Full service architecture and interior design

  • Location

    Warren-Blackwood region, WA

  • Client


  • Date


Cameron Chisholm Nicol was commissioned to provide new infrastructure and amenities for twelve primary and district high school projects as part of the Federal Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER) initiative. All sites are located in the Warren-Blackwood area of Western Australia.

The scope of works includes 4 libraries, 4 multi-purpose art, craft and music blocks, a covered area and canteen, and 6 classroom blocks containing between 2 and 5 classrooms each. As the procurement method was fast tracked, Cameron Chisholm Nicol designated two key personnel to schedule meetings and develop the briefs with representatives from each school, DET, BMW and project managers.

Site visitations were scheduled, checklists developed and design templates utilised to prepare initial concepts for the facilities in the preferred locations at each school. Further site measurements, services checks and collaboration with stakeholders confirmed progress through to tender documentation.

Cameron Chisholm Nicol worked efficiently to tight briefs and timelines, and within the constraints of working in functioning school environments. Construction works commenced in late 2009 and were completed on program by the end of 2010.