Giant Steps School - Malmsbury Street, Kew
A special needs school which focuses on autistic children and their families through both teaching and therapy, Giant Steps is a registered charity. The school does not charge fees and while the Federal government provides 40 per cent of operating costs and 55 per cent of the cost of some capital works, the remaining funds are raised through corporate and individual donations and fundraising events.
Working with Bower Architecture, Project Group delivered an upgrade/refurbishment/addition of the existing Melbourne school which enabled it to service double the number of students for 2018. We worked closely with Giant Steps to ensure our construction methodology was sensitive to the needs of the students and where available, enhanced their environment – our hoarding to the inside of the school yard was coated in chalkboard paint providing an art canvas for the students.