Architecture firm Hassell has secured design works on new arts facilities at Bob Hawke College, which are set to double student capacity, while Devlyn Constructions has started work on new facilities at Belmont City College.
Architecture firm Hassell has secured design works on the expansion of Subiaco's Bob Hawke College, which are set to double student capacity, while Devlyn Constructions has started work on new facilities at Belmont City College.
The $57.6 million Stage 2 development at Bob Hawke College adds to the $70.6 million already spent on facilities that opened to Year 7 students in February.
Hassell will consult on the design for Stage 2 works, which include construction of a performing arts centre, dance and visual arts studios as well as music rooms.
Stage 2 also includes new classrooms, a roof terrace and landscaped areas, with building set to begin next April.
Education Minister Sue Ellery said the project would double the school’s capacity to 2,000 students.
“The already magnificent school will be complemented by additional creative arts facilities as well as more classrooms, multi-purpose playing courts and a roof terrace,” she said in a statement yesterday.
“This is important job-supporting infrastructure for Western Australia, post the COVID-pandemic.”
The new facilities are expected to open in time for the 2023 school year.
Meanwhile, Devlyn has started work on a $5 million performing arts centre at Belmont City College.
The college's existing performing arts space will receive a complete makeover and expansion, with fixed audience seating for 250 people.
The construction contract was awarded to Devlyn Construction in March and the project is expected to be completed in April 2021.