Galvin Engineering was engaged to supply a broad range of tapware, water management systems and fixtures at the Alkimos College in Perth, WA.

The new Alkimos College provides local students access to an exceptional secondary education in world-class learning facilities. One of only sixteen schools chosen to have a Specialised Autism Spectrum Disorder Learning Program, Alkimos College offers a seamless Kindergarten to Year 12 program.

The first stage of the $48.4 million project, which began in 2017, included state-of-the-art classrooms, specialist science laboratories, food and textiles studios, gymnasium, library, design technology workshops, administration and student services. An extensive cafeteria, landscaped courtyards and multipurpose playing courts were also part of this phase of construction to provide students with diverse spaces to relax and socialise.

Galvin Engineering was selected for the project thanks to their comprehensive experience in the education sector coupled with their expertise in providing water solutions for a healthier environment.

Galvin Specialised assisted in the design and supply of taps, water management systems and fixtures. These included CliniLever wall mixing sets - Type 56; Ezy-Drink drinking tapware; Ezy-Push push button timeflow tapware; Flowmatic automatic flushers for urinals; Galvin Specialised drains and cleanouts; school laboratory gas outlets; school laboratory tapware; vandal resistant school pattern tapware; CI meter boxes; and Red Emperor fire equipment.

Specifically designed to stand up to the challenges of a school environment, Galvin’s products are durable and resilient, helping to minimise water consumption and optimise health, safety and security.

The fully compliant Ezy-Drink range offers robust high-quality performance while also providing resistance to high UV, and fungal and bacterial attacks, thanks to its AS 4020 approved EPDM rubber mouthguard. Flowmatic automatic flushers help reduce the spread of infectious diseases by eliminating touch during operation while also minimising vandalism due to its concealed nature.

The school was designed by Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick Architects for the Department of Education, and built by EMCO Building. Hydraulic Design Australia served as the hydraulic consultant and RNM Solutions was the plumbing contractor.