Ausco Modular was engaged by the Yarra Valley Grammar School to provide a temporary solution after a major fire caused massive damage to the school’s science laboratories, photography studios and staff offices. The fire, which resulted in more than $1 million worth of damage, happened just a day ahead of the start of the new school year in 2012.

Established in 1966, Yarra Valley Grammar School is set on 29 magnificent hectares and provides an excellent learning environment to more than 1,100 students each year. Following the fire, the school year was delayed by a week and Ausco Modular was commissioned to supply and install their temporary modular buildings so that the school could resume teaching in functional education facilities.

Ausco Modular addressed the client’s time concerns by quickly mobilising and installing a fleet of classrooms, delivering 26 educational floors in one week and completing the entire project in just three weeks.

A key requirement was that the temporary buildings would maintain facility quality while ensuring students continued to receive the high quality education synonymous with the school. The floors were used to replicate the destroyed science laboratories as well as general classrooms and staff offices, showcasing Ausco Modular’s ability to complete projects rapidly as well as their versatility to provide buildings for a range of uses. 

The client was extremely satisfied with the overall quality of the temporary solution, and has since referred a number of other businesses to Ausco Modular.

Ausco Modular’s temporary buildings were used extensively by staff and students until early 2014 when the redevelopment of the original buildings was completed.

Image: Within one week, Ausco Modular had delivered 26 educational floors