Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) is an independent Anglican school founded in 1926, which caters for approximately 1600 students. The Early Leaning Centre, Junior and Senior School campuses cover approximately 10 hectares and include facilities such as an indoor heated swimming centre, gymnasiums, sports courts, playing fields and purpose-built buildings for science, performing arts, art and textiles and ICT.
CGGS appointed EPM to oversee the preparation of a new Master Plan, which considers both the Senior and Junior Campuses and has set out an exciting pathway for the School’s development over the years to come. EPM was appointed to assemble and lead a specialist consultant team, as well as the School, through a 4-part strategy; Constraints & Opportunities Analysis, Stakeholder Consultation Workshops, Architect Appointment, and finally Development of the Master Plan.
Appointment of the Architect was facilitated through a Design Competition. This exciting process allowed the School to ‘sample’ multiple ideas and concepts, before appointing the lead Architect to spearhead the Master Plan design capturing a whole range of innovative ideas and opportunities.
The Final Master Plan focuses on the future of education and looks to create spaces that encourage collaboration, exploration and innovation. The evolving campus will address and simplify connectivity, levels and navigation through the site, while emphasising the School’s ‘heart’, the rich history and its core vision and values.