The Ferny Grove State High School in Queensland opened a new $21.1 million world class STEM Centre.

The Centre of Excellence was built under the 2020 Ready Program and the new threestorey centre comprises 22 new learning spaces, three flexible learning areas, a STEM specialist studio, four science labs, five collaborative spaces, staff rooms, offices and amenities.

QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk described the new STEM centre “nothing short of world-class”, it provides local students access to world-class learning facilities and a chance to discover their passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

The second stage of the construction commenced early 2021 with a $12.1 million multi-purpose hall which will include two multi-purpose courts, performance stage, box office and foyer, and support spaces.

Galvin Specialised is passionate about providing water solutions for a healthier environment and was chosen to assist in providing solutions for design and supply of school tapware and fixtures.

Our AS/NZS 3718 approved Galvin CliniLever® Single Lever Sink Mixer is perfectly suited for areas of high use and complies with QLD DETE Schools Approved Tapware. It features a tough vandal resistant handle with locking system.

As a STEM centre a special focus lied on laboratory tapware such as the GalvinLab® range. Trusted by schools and Governments nationwide, the range is Australian Made and manufactured specifically to handle the knocks and hazardous chemicals present in a laboratory environment. The tapware provides high-quality chrome finish for easy cleaning and hygiene maintenance.

Galvin Ezy-Push® 316 Stainless Steel Lead Safe™ Timeflow Push Button Pillar tapware is ideal for washrooms and areas of high use. The smooth design is easy to clean and helps reduce dirt and bacteria growth.

Proudly manufacturing in Australia for over 90 years, our Australian Made products support local manufacturing and are suited to Australian conditions.

As a reliable manufacturer, the team was further able to offer ongoing assistance to plumbing contractors during the project to ensure correct installation and operation of its products and systems.

Key Data 

 Location: McGinn Road, Ferny Grove QLD 4055  Architect: arkLAB Architecture 
 Project Start: 2018  Hydraulic Consultant: LRussell Jones Hydraulic Services
 Project Completion:  2019     Builder: Wiley Constructions
 Developer: Queensland Government     Plumbing Contractor: Allana Plumbing Services


Products Installed 


Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones
Design by arkLAB Architecture