Christchurch South Hornby School


Ministry of Education


Christchurch, New Zealand


Design and Construct

Contract Value

$10.15 Million

Start Date

July 2015 (Design)

Completion Date

August 2017
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As part of the Christchurch Schools Rebuild Programme (CSRP), Decmil was awarded the contract for the design and construction of the South Hornby School.

The design of the school focuses on developing general purpose learning areas and administrative spaces to achieve a modern and collaborative education facility. Overall construction consists of 2,810m2 of new buildings and infrastructure to cater for 300 students from years 1 to 6.

The project scope includes:

  • Asbestos removal & demolition of 2,000m2 of existing buildings
  • Relocating services and maintaining ongoing school operations to adjacent buildings
  • Master planning to detailed design
  • Construction of 12 new classrooms (1600m2 learning spaces)
  • Construction of new administration block (230m2) and new multipurpose space (580m2)
  • Construction of new specialist reading recovery building (400m2)

With the South Hornby School being part of the Innovation programme, Decmil has applied its decades of experience delivering smart and affordable solutions in the design of the South Hornby School through the use of prefabricated construction materials that allows for multiple configurations and rapid installation on site. With flexibility and adaptability of the teaching module, the innovative design affords the client a repeated approach across multiple greenfield and brownfield sites of varying topography and educational requirements.

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