Major construction is now underway at the Inner City College (planning name) in Subiaco, Western Australia. The project has been designed by Bateman T & Z Architects (Joint Venture) and PACT Construction has been appointed as the builder for the $70.6 million project.
A significant milestone was reached earlier this morning by a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony at the Kitchener Park site, led by local Whadjuk custodians. Construction of the Government of Western Australia’s Inner City College will now move into the bricks and mortar stage following the completion of forward works.
Over the next 18 months the college’s modern, purpose-built facilities will start to take shape, including classrooms, science and technology laboratories, a library, an auditorium, and administration and student services. The first stage of construction will also include a cafeteria, landscaped courtyards and multi-purpose playing courts, creating areas for student recreation and socialisation. Inner City College also forms a part of new Subiaco East renewal project which is set to transform the Subiaco Oval surrounds and Princess Margaret Hospital site into a vibrant area for living, learning and leisure.
Minister for Education and Training, Sue Ellery said the investment will provide first-class learning facilities for generations of students to come.
“This is an exciting milestone for Inner City College and the local community who will soon see the school start to take shape,” she said, “when the college opens its doors in 2020, it will be a vibrant hub with the community welcome to use many of the new facilities, from the playing courts and gymnasium to the auditorium and the iconic Subiaco Oval.”
Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said the Inner City College and development of the Subi East area are about providing future generations with well-connected and vibrant places to learn, work and live
“Today marks the end of forward works and the beginning of the bricks and mortar component of the construction,” she said.
The new facilities will be completed for the college’s opening in 2020 when it will welcome approximately 250 Year 7 students.
More information on this project can be found here.