Architecture firms Architectus and Six Degrees have been appointed to design the $60 million redevelopment of the Bendigo TAFE City Campus.
The news follows the Victorian Government’s announcement of over $2.3 million in funding for Bendigo TAFE to deliver courses in welding, plumbing, horticulture and disability to meet the needs of the local community and industry.
As a result of the $172 million Free TAFE program that is making 30 priority TAFE courses and 20 pre-apprenticeship courses tuition fee free from this year, more enrolments are expected at TAFEs across Victoria.
The Bendigo city campus redevelopment will aid in accommodating for the increase in enrolments.
Architectus Director Ruth Wilson said creating an invigorating education environment where students and staff can foster strong learning partnerships will be central to the revitalisation project.
“With the refurbishment of three existing buildings – two of which being heritage listed – and the development of two new buildings, Architectus and architects in association Six Degrees, aim to deliver a collaborative environment that inspires new ways of learning and creating, while embracing the site’s historical context,” Ms Wilson said.
“Woven into the historic fabric of Bendigo, the new City Campus will celebrate Bendigo TAFE’s heritage and legacy in contributing to the region, showcasing Bendigo TAFE as an industry focused, forward-looking and inspiring place to learn and develop future skills,” she commented.
More information on the redevelopment is still to come.