Western Sydney Institute of TAFE Nirimba Campus


Quick Facts:

CLIENT: NSW Public Works
ARCHITECT: Perumal Pedavoli

  • Construction of new teaching and learning spaces, lecture and conference rooms, performance areas and laboratories.
  • Creation of safer play areas for children, with new ramps leading to the playground and soft fall flooring.
  • New administration offices that provide better facilities for the community and allow for more staff.
  • Testing and removal of asbestos soil and hazardous materials.
  • Use of Reed Switches to ensure air-conditioning is switched off when windows are opened, meaning improved ventilation and lower running costs.

Project Details:

Lahey was engaged by NSW Public Works to upgrade its Nirimba TAFE Campus. The project involved the demolition of existing buildings and construction of new classrooms, lecture and conference rooms, performance areas, administration offices, laboratories, and a new children’s verandah. This enabled TAFE to expand its offering for both students and teachers, facilitating an increase in lecture and classroom activities.

Lahey overcame significant obstacles when uncovering undocumented services throughout the project, while maintaining a tight program to deliver the facilities on time and budget. Importantly, Lahey helped the client save time and money by implementing smart sustainable features, and new, innovative construction methodologies – for example, when we found the concrete piers the client had planned on using were unsuitable due to the high water table within the administration building’s footprint.



  • Suite 2.08, 55 Miller St, Pyrmont, NSW 2009

  • lahey@lahey.com.au

  • (02) 9509 3333