Inner Sydney High School

Slattery was engaged to provide cost management services for the construction of this new vertical school for 1,200 students on the existing Cleveland Street Intensive English High School.  The school caters for a predicted increase in urban growth anticipated in the Inner Sydney catchment area, to be constructed by December 2019 as a part of the Department’s Sydney City Schools Strategy. Refurbishment works are required for heritage listed buildings. There are also complex existing services constraints present on site. The project was subject to an International Design Competition, to be one of the State’s flagship high-rise public high schools and the budget has been a challenge from its early stages with resubmission of multiple business cases.

With an inadequate initial budget, it underwent extensive value engineering and redesign throughout the project development. Through proactive, open and transparent cost management and project advice, the capital cost stayed current and relevant.