Billanook College

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Established in 1980, Billanook College is an exclusive private school on the north-eastern outskirts of Melbourne, catering for students from Prep to Year 12.


The College also includes an early learning centre for pre-prep education, which was due for expansion to accommodate a greater intake of students at the beginning of the 2013 school year.

Billanook College contracted Ausco Modular to provide the expanded early learning centre in September 2012, with a critical requirement that the building be delivered and installed prior to the beginning of the new school year in January 2013.

The client’s also required the building’s aesthetic design complimented the architecture and finishes of the existing school buildings that would surround the new learning centre.

By using the planned location of the building and a range of vantage points surrounding the early learning centre, Ausco Modular determined that a combination of external cladding materials would best complement the existing structures.

A dark brick render was used on two sides of the building, and a white colourbond sealed the front, highlighting Ausco Modular’s ability to adapt standard designs to any environment or specifications.

Ausco Modular delivered the building within the required time frame, encountering no challenges or incidents throughout the project.

The school’s staff held initial reservations over the suitability of a portable, modular building for their school, however, on completion, were very pleased with the cost effectiveness of the build, the speed of the install and how the final product integrated with the rest of the college.