Local construction company Jaxon has been awarded a $10 million contract to build a new student accommodation facility at St George’s College at the University of Western Australia.
Under the contract, Kensington-based Jaxon will design and construct a 45-room accommodation wing, which includes common area, study and administration facilities.
Jaxon will commence work on-site next month, with completion expected at the end of 2019.
The new facility will be named the Rodgers Wing, after former student John Rodgers announced a $5 million donation to the construction project.
The college has also managed to raise a further $4 million from its alumni, including a $2.6 million bequest from former student Albert Arcus.
The news comes after Jaxon completed a $28.5 million contract to build the new Forrest Hall building at UWA, which comprises a 45-room dwelling over four levels.
Jaxon business development manager Travis Harvey said it was pleasing to be delivering another bespoke project following the Forrest Hall contract.
“Jaxon are excited to be working with St George's College to deliver the new wings, we are sure the end product will be an exceptional addition to the already impressive college grounds,” he said.