It’s stage one of a 10-year Master Plan for San Sisto College, and it’s due for completion later this year: a modern, light-filled indoor and outdoor space bedecked with greenery and grandiose in its sleek architectural design.
We’ve been brought on board by our client I.C.M. Construction to manage the electrical design and construction of this unique space in Carina. It’s an interesting project for us due to its impressive design, though it’s definitely not our first time working with architectural feature lighting.
Designed by Architectural Collaborative, an architectural firm based in Fortitude Valley, Cecilia Square, as the space is named by the college, is to be an upgraded learning and collaboration environment for the school’s community of about 900 students. Its distinguishing features include an impressive canopy structure supported by plant-filled columns and surrounded by brick archways.
We’ll be managing everything from electrical design, development and construction documentation to civil electrical, switchboard upgrades, Architectural LED lighting, DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) lighting controls, and exit and emergency lighting.
The unique design of the space together with its dependency on high quality lighting emphasises the high attention to detail and level of care required in its construction. The architects have integrated cable pathways within the structural elements of the canopy columns and timber-look aluminium battens, so we can conceal cables with ease.
“We are extremely pleased to be working with I.C.M. Construction again after working with them on the Goodlife Health Club construction in Bundall. We are looking forward to collaborating with Jackson Cochrane and his team to offer our expertise on what will be an architecturally impressive project.” Our Managing Director, Mike Walsh, said.
We’ve already kicked off at San Sisto with initial cabling rough-in works in anticipation of the impressive canopy structure, and are expected to finish this electrical project in October of this year.
Q Power Electrical Project Carina recap:
The project: Electrical Design & Construction for San Sisto’s Cecilia Square Upgrade
Scope of electrical works:
- RPEQ (Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland)-certified electrical design
- design development documentation
- for construction documentation
- temporary construction power
- civil electrical
- existing distribution switchboard upgrades
- architectural LED lighting
- DALI lighting controls
- exit and emergency lighting.
When: February – Oct 2022