17 January 2022:
The College’s building project team met with the newly appointed Architects, CHT Architects, to commence the exciting journey of visioning the new Building Project.
CHT Architects have a depth of educational and commercial experience that when combined create a dynamic pool of resources for the College to draw upon as the design of this key building commences.
Friday 12 November 2021:
We are please to announce that Alex Dakin and Kim Goh of Fontic have been appointed as the project managers of the new building project. With the support of Fontic, we now look to the next step of our masterplan – the appointment of an architect.
Friday 15 October 2021:
We were very pleased to receive official correspondence last week that Stage A of our Master Plan has been approved by the board of Mary Aikenhead Education Limited (MAEL) and by the Trustees of Mary Aikenhead Ministries (TMAM), following the recommendation from the College Board.
Stage A involves the construction of a building on the vacant land on the corner of Lorraine Street and Buckley Street that will house:
- Food Technology Facilities (junior and senior)
- Science Classrooms
- STEAM Maker Spaces
- Visual Arts Studios
The project includes the refurbishment of the external sports court to a legal sized court, and accompanying landscaping and outdoor spaces for students. In addition, the College has also been approved for a $1,000,000 Capital Grant from the Victorian Government to support this project.
Planning will now begin in earnest with the appointment of a Project Manager, followed by the selection and appointment of architects. We are so very excited to be able to add this significant building to the suite of facilities that we have at the College to support the exemplary learning and teaching programs that we offer.
We offer our thanks to the College Board Chair, Ms Deirdre O’Donnell, and to Professor Marie Emmitt, Chair of MAEL, and their respective Boards, for their unwavering support of the vision of the College. We would also like to acknowledge the work of Mr Malcolm Finger, College Business Manager, for his industry in ensuring that the relevant bodies had all the required information to support the due diligence necessary for the approval of this extensive infrastructure project.
We will keep you abreast of developments.
Site of the new STEAM Building, at the corner of
Lorraine and Buckley Streets.