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Mount Claremont, WA

About The Project

The redevelopment at John XXIII College includes the building of a new two storey administration block and both major and minor refurbishments works to other parts of the College.

Mortlock’s spotted gum Trendplank and Proplank systems are featured in the new Administration building, the Ignatian Centre (Library), and the new covered walkways.

Timber screening provides both environmental control and contributes to logical wayfinding and orientation for the newly orientated campus. This screening form signals the new ‘front-door’ to the visitor on arrival. The battened screen will silver with time, assisted by a Sioo:x coating, and sits comfortably within the College’s restrained material palette as a result.

In contrast the voluminous staff collaboration space at the first floor of the building has been treated with a warm timber-lined ceiling throughout. This warmth is celebrated via a clerestory which allows natural daylight to wash the surface of the timber in a range of ways throughout the day and year.

Similarly, the top-lit additions to the Library, containing an external classroom and new student common room, are lined from floor to skylight in our spotted gum Proplank system.

As there were no fire ratings to be met, internal Trendplank spotted gum cladding, factory-coated with a clear Cutek oil was used to achieve a desired colour tone.

“Throughout the design and delivery of this transformative project, the Mortlock team were ever-reliable with their outcome focussed, attentive customer service and passionate knowledge.” Josh Mangan from TRCB, who headed up the design for the project was pleased with the natural timber product and its application to the project. “You feel, across their team, that their “product”, is more “passion.”

Design Architect TRCB
Builder Project Perfection
Mortlock Timber


Products Used

  • Trendplank 120x19 Spotted Gum T&G Cladding
  • Proplank 60x20 Spotted Gum Click-in battens
  • Factory-coated in Cutek