Parameadows School


NSW Education


Fairy Meadow, NSW


Gran Associates designed this four classroom extension to an existing special school in Wollongong. Special attention was given to providing a safe and nurturing environment for the high needs students. Colours and materials were carefully selected to ensure a soothing environment. In a project like this, materials must be both tactile and robust, inviting continual sensory investigation from the students, many of whom live with profound health challenges. The design includes clerestories and light wells to provide light filled spaces. The different rooms were planned to provide for simple and direct supervision.

Gran Associates was engaged to design and document the project and to provide full construction phase services.

Key Project Member:

Peter Reed

From the Client:

Peter Reed from Gran Associates designed and project managed an excellent facility for students with disabilities and the school is very impressed with the new building. I am always impressed with Peter’s attention to detail and willingness to follow up on issues, big or small.

Leo Harding, Team Leader, NSW Department of Education and Community