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hurchlands Senior High School enlisted
the services of Robinson Build-Tech,
along with TAG Architects, to upgrade
their outdated canteen and transform
it into an attractive, functional space that would
encourage social interaction.
The project involved extensive internal and
external works, including the construction
of a new undercover walkway and entry area, and
a completely new interior fitout to the canteen.
The food preparation area has been completely
upgraded, with high-quality commercial kitchen
equipment throughout, custom stainless steel
benches and a bespoke serving station. All
elements within the kitchen area give priority to
functionality and ease of use, given the hundreds
of meals prepared in the space each day.
The acoustic wooden panelling evident
throughout the building is both a design statement
and a functional feature, absorbing the significant
noise created by the hundreds of hungry students
who pass through the building daily.
The custom cabinetry was created to meet the
specific needs of the canteen, to store and easily
distribute pre-packaged food items with a high
level of visibility.
All interior finishes were selected with
consideration for wear and tear, prioritising
hardwearing items, which were easy to clean and
required minimal maintenance.
The refurbishment also gave priority to natural
lighting and airflow, encouraging energy
efficiency and negating a stereotypical
The final product is a contemporary cafe-style
space, which is both functional and aesthetically
pleasing. A high quality of workmanship is evident
throughout, with the feel more akin to a local cafe
than an atypical school canteen.
Transforming an out-dated canteen into a cool cafe-style hub
of the school has earned top marks for Robinson Build-Tech.
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