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Newcastle Grammar School

Newcastle, NSW

The Holland Building at Newcastle Grammar School is a new 4 storey Senior School building containing learning spaces, specialist teaching spaces, staff and student facilities. Located within the historic Hill Precinct of Newcastle, the building facades have been designed with ‘terrace house’ elements to Tyrrell Street, a feature corner tower, and a stepped form in Newcomen Street that is compatible with adjacent buildings.

A variety of building materials and textures have been incorporated within the external façade to add visual interest and to break down the scale of the building. The concrete structural frame and masonry cladding have high thermal mass to reduce the energy required to heat and cool the building. Smart control systems and sensors within the building also assist the school to reduce water, light and power consumption.