PTM Group awarded redevelopment of Ludmilla Primary School
The Ludmilla Primary School redevelopment is underway with local developer PTM Group being awarded the $6.6 million-dollar contract. The Northern Territory Government’s investment in this project will create 150 additional local construction jobs and provide a boost to the economy.
The school holds a special place in the history books of Darwin, serving as a shelter for many Darwin residents after Cyclone Tracy destroyed many surrounding structures in 1974. These solid buildings will be redeveloped and refurbished by PTM Group to provide fresh learning spaces, subsequently enabling the school to provide contemporary teaching pedagogies and modern facilities.
Stage one of the redevelopment is due for completion in early 2019 and will see the inclusion of a refurbished two storey classroom building and a new early learning centre and related facilities. Children will benefit from landscaped grounds and outdoor recreational spaces that will also provide improved disability access throughout the school.
The early stages of the project will see demolition of the current early years’ facilities. This component will be completed with minimal impact to children’s learning and comfort while they are at school. It is an important aspect of the project to improve flood mitigation to this area.
PTM Group Project Manager Dylan Hale stated, “we are excited to be awarded this contract, it is a great opportunity to refurbish and refresh a local school that has such a long history within the Darwin community to create a better environment for local schoolchildren”. This is an investment in our children’s future.