Geraldine High School Kakahu Block Redevelopment


Signal was originally engaged by the school Board of Trustees to complete a Condition Assessment and 10 Year Property Plan for the school. Arising from this the Board secured $1.36M in funding from the Ministry of Education to undertake a comprehensive redevelopment and modernisation of its Kakahu Block.

The single storey specialist block now accommodates three general purpose classrooms, a laboratory, music suite and learning support (special needs) suite, all upgraded to current MLE standards and retro-fitted with heat pumps and double glazing throughout.

Staged construction and adherence to a comprehensive safety planning protocol enabled construction to continue during the school year while careful logistical planning also ensured minimum disruption to day to day school activities throughout.

The project was completed to coincide with the start of Term 1 2013 while significant value management and value engineering initiatives maximised the Board's available budget.

Signal is continuing its relationship with Geraldine High School and is now managing a range of smaller projects for the school as part of the implementation of the 10 Year Property Plan.