St Philip’s Christian College Cessnock is a vibrant, innovative school set on 100 acres in the heart of the Hunter Valley.
Marathon was awarded the project for new facilities at St Phillips Christian College at Nulkaba, Cessnock.
This project consisted of sixteen classrooms for junior school, middle school and pre-school. An administration area, staff rooms, amenities, a canteen and a uniform shop was also included in the scope of works. This project was custom built to the requirements of a group of selected architects designs. Included in the specifications was green efficient and energy saving methods. Marathon Modular used Dali compatible lighting throughout, solar power and ducted air conditioning. Overall, this project was a huge success for those who were part of the whole process of refining the design and including practical advantages where possible.
We design and build schools of all types and sizes – virtually any size permanent school can be built, installed, and ready for occupancy, some in as little as 90 days.
This is the first time that the Catholic Schools Office (Diocese of Broken Bay) have engaged Marathon Modular Group for the supply and installation of modular learning spaces and a(COLA). This project was delivered in a very “tight” time frame from our first site meeting to the delivery of the modular buildings. Marathon Modular excelled in meeting this time frame which required careful and safe management of the site. The Diocese were kept well informed of all aspects of the installation of the buildings through the excellent communication provided – the success of this project is attributed largely to Marathons understanding of the Diocese’ expectations and needs. The high quality of the buildings needs to be mentioned also as a contributing factor to the success of the project. It is with great pleasure that we recommend Marathon Modular Group for their design, construction and delivery capabilities of modular buildings.
John Menday-Senior Facilities Officer, Catholic Schools Office
Marathon Modular completed the construction of our new Junior School Building. This building consisted of 4 classrooms, a breakout space and offices. Throughout the construction and pre-construction phase Marathon: · assisted us in understanding restrictions and options available to us the client in regard to using the modular form of construction · were responsive to client design changes during their workshop process · management communicated effectively with regard to the delivery and installation of the final project · were co-operative with regard to enabling “school contractors” to undertake works concurrently with the installation of the modular building assisting in overall program. We are delighted with the final product. It is a versatile and flexible learning space.
Cathie Graydon- Principal, Mamre Anglican School
Marathon caused very little disturbance to the school, they moved in a fast and efficient manner and left the site clean and tidy at all times. The communication, cooperation and meeting of deadlines was the priority of Marathon throughout the project and our finished result is outstanding.
Leonie McKibbin-Five Islands School
I am pleased to provide this testimonial for Marathon Modular who recently installed 4 modular classrooms at Canberra Grammar School.
The job was not straightforward as the 2 buildings had to be matched to an existing building on 2 different levels on a sloping site, abutting an existing building on one side and with very little clearance on the other. To further complicate matters, there was very restricted access for the large crane required.
Marathon completed the job with minimum fuss and within the programmed time and budget. I could not recommend them more highly.
Mike Illiff-Business Manager, Canberra Grammar School
Marathon were engaged by Calrossy Anglican School (CAS) to construct and supply a group of buildings to serve the needs of our early Primary Years of 1 and 2. The follow-up service of post construction and/or maintenance issues following the install has been fantastic. CAS operational and management staff would not hesitate in recommending Marathon as a service fit for the development of educational facilities.
Hugh Castleden-Calrossy Anglican School
Marathon Modular were referred to us by another school. We had a difficult site and a time constrained brief. Jonathan was particularly helpful with helping us find a solution that met our needs, both design and time wise and our budget. Marathon Modular were pleasant to deal with in a relaxed and professional way from the time we first met, till the end of the project.
One of the things we like best about our new modular building is how it integrates with the rest of the school. Jonathan helped us through some design concepts to ensure that we were delivered a building that truly met our expectations. We are planning our next project already!
Beth Ellerman – Business Manager, Illawarra Christian School
Marathon were given a very tight time frame in which to supply a building for our school. Their team worked long days to ensure that students could use the facility on the first day of school. Their workmanship is of a very high standard. They are keen to consult and ensure that we are satisfied with the final product. Marathon are able to provide design ideas if required. I would have no hesitation in recommending Marathon.
Julie Terry-Principal, St Brigid’s Catholic College
Marathon Modular has designed and constructed a modular building for one of the schools in my electorate. It’s a quality building and very much a positive addition to our environment. If the population begins to fall in 20 years, which can happen, this building can be moved to be used in another growth area. It’s very smart use of the education dollar.
Robyn Parker -Maitland MP
‘We wish to express our appreciation of the co-operation of your team during the work, and to congratulate on a job well done. We have enjoyed working with Marathon Modular on this project and we look forward to working with you again soon’
On behalf of the client, Prince of Peace Lutheran College.
Lois Smith-Associate, Bickerton Masters Architecture
It has been a pleasure from the outset, to deal with Jonathan and Marathon Group in general. All aspects of the project have been handled with professionalism and courtesy. Marathon Group’s attention to detail, cooperation with our School Security Unit, their contractor Boston Security and the executive staff at Macarthur Girls High, and your accommodation of the School’s unique security issues, has been exemplary and very much appreciated. The school is very happy with the project experience, and the finished product has fulfilled their expectations and in many ways exceeded them. I look forward to working with you again in the near future.
Kevin Boland-Senior Asset Services Manager, NSW Education, School Infrastructure
Our school chose Marathon Modular as the preferred builder for our projects. They offer a competitive price, good customer service and a quality finish. One point we noted was in our experience in dealing with Marathon Modular, there is always integrity between what the sales manager has stated and the actual final product.
Chris Baldry-Pacific Brook Christian School