Breaking ground on new build

Contemporary learning is about providing students with innovative and multifunctional topics of study and areas to explore. St Stephen’s School is adding another string to its bow in this field, with works about to start on a new Multi Learning Space (MLS) at its Duncraig Campus.

Demountable buildings will be replaced with a striking, modern building clad in a dark grey with pops of colour and a skillion roof. It will comprise classrooms, tutorial spaces, an office, storage area and awning, alongside a vast undercover area that can be closed or opened to allow for indoor/outdoor learning.

“We are very excited to break ground on this project – it is a great investment in the School and will provide lots of additional space, which will benefit our students’ learning and planning for staff,” St Stephen’s School Principal Mrs Donella Beare said.

“Its modern design makes a statement but also marries in nicely with the existing buildings, adjacent playground, colour palette and tree-lined area.”

“We have had a Project Control Group working behind-the-scenes on this project for quite some time, to ensure the build will not disrupt daily activities and ties in with a bigger scope of capital works to reinvigorate our campuses.”

The School has also lodged a Development Application with the City of Joondalup to renovate its existing Science building and is awaiting feedback. Secondary Science students will work from the new MLS during the renovation stage before moving into the new Science space. The MLS will then revert to use by the Primary School.  

“The MLS will be able to cater for various uses but in the long term it will be great for our Primary students to be able to collaborate in the space and have access to an undercover area for Sport during the winter months,” Mrs Beare said.

The building was designed by Kirstie Stewart Architect and landscape by Plan E Landscape Architects, with input from many specialist consultants. It will be constructed by Terry Sheppard.  

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