Client
Victorian School
Building Authority

Superintendent
Case Meallin

Value
$21 Million

Time Frame
July 2017 – April 2020

Since 1910, Geelong High School has provided high quality education to students from the Geelong and Bellarine region.  In 2017, Ireland Brown Constructions began a major redevelopment of the school, providing modernised state-of-the-art learning spaces and facilities for its students and teachers.

To allow the campus to remain operational and ensure as minimal disruption as possible throughout the redevelopment, works were delivered over three consecutively running separable portions.

Separable Portion 1 – C.A. Love Hall and Year 7 Building

The newly refurbished C.A. Love Hall provides new music and dance facilities to the students.  The hall includes an 8m x 5m raised stage, a full lighting and audio system, a kitchenette, and toilets.  Gelong High School has allowed for the C.A. Love Hall to be hired for a range of functions, and therefore provides a space for use by the wider community.  The Year 7 building has learning spaces and staff rooms for its junior level students and teachers.

Separable Portion 2 – Kroger Building

The 2-storey extension to the existing building included the addition of classrooms, a library, IT workspaces, and reception and administration areas.  A new lift was added at the link of the Year 7 to Kroger Building and services all levels.  The Kroger building also houses the new school canteen

Separable Portion 3 –Winstanley Building and RJ Vague Wing

The works in the Winstanley Building included the refurbishment of the classrooms, the technology centre for technical / practical subjects such as robotics, staff offices, and utilities, as well as the addition of a lift to service all levels. The RJ Vague Wing works included the construction of new art, media, and visual communication facilities, and a new link connecting it to the Kroger Building.

We have a successful record of completing projects in the Geelong and Bellarine region and are excited to have worked on this exciting redevelopment with the Victorian School Building Authority, Case Meallin and McGlashan Everist Architects.