Westlake Girls High

Development of the Northern Busway resulted in the loss of a large area of open space to the adjoining Westlake Girls High School.

LA4 prepared an overall design to demonstrate how the equivalent reinstatement could be achieved. The design also encompassed other mitigation and compensation to the school for the land take. Extensive site analysis was undertaken to ascertain the requirements of the school’s outdoor spaces and their use as part of the design process. Despite the reduced area, the final concept design successfully achieved equivalent reinstatement through utilising redundant space and rationalising and improving existing space through landscape enhancement.