Col­lege’s new look on dis­play

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

A new $1.7 mil­lion cen­tral ad­min­is­tra­tion area, school frontage and stu­dent li­brary is in the plan­ning for Yar­ra­wonga’s Sa­cred Heart Col­lege.

Col­lege Prin­ci­pal Lew Na­gle said the new build­ing will serve as the front of school and pro­vide more suit­able stu­dent ser­vices in a cen­tral lo­ca­tion at the col­lege.

“There is a grow­ing need for a cen­tral ad­min­is­tra­tion, a stu­dent li­brary and a more suit­able front to the school,” Mr Na­gle said.

“The ex­ist­ing parish build­ing has been va­cated since the parish of­fice re­lo­cated in 2011 and due to safety is­sues around the struc­tural in­tegrity of the build­ing it can­not be safely used in its cur­rent con­di­tion.”

Mr Na­gle said the col­lege plans to re­spect­fully com­mem­o­rate the old pres­bytery build­ing in the devel­op­ment.

“The pur­pose built fa­cil­ity will pro­vide an ef­fec­tive link be­tween the two school cam­pus sites fa­cil­i­tat­ing the pro­vi­sion of stu­dent ser­vices in a cen­tral lo­ca­tion,” he said.

As can be seen in the ren­der il­lus­tra­tion there is a cen­tral pedes­trian walk­way link­ing the two cam­puses to the re­cently re­de­vel­oped pedes­trian cross­ing.

“The out­come cre­ates a vil­lage green be­tween the pro­posed build­ing and the church,” Mr Na­gle said.

“The pro­posed de­sign im­proves the cur­rent amenity of the site and cre­ates an aes­thet­i­cally ap­peal­ing view from the street.”

Mr Na­gle said the ren­ders, elevations and floor­plans de­vel­oped by Ar­chi­tect Peter Byrne B3 Ar­chi­tects, have been on dis­play in the Catholic Church for the past five weeks and plans are cur­rently on dis­play in the Wex­ford Cam­pus lo­cated on Witt Street.

“We have re­ceived a sig­nif­i­cant amount pos­i­tive feed­back from the parish com­mu­nity to this point in time,” Mr Na­gle said.

This new build­ing devel­op­ment will fol­low the re­cent re­fur­bish­ment of the school cross- ing, mu­sic room and $2 mil­lion gov­ern­ment funded engi­neer­ing and trade train­ing cen­ters.

The col­lege is also look­ing for­ward to de­vel­op­ing a se­nior study cen­ter for VCE stu­dents in­cor­po­rat­ing op­tions for silent study and col­lab­o­ra­tive work.

Sa­cred Heart Col­lege has con­tin­ued to grow since adding years 11 and 12 in 2012 and as a re­sult there has been a grow­ing need for more suit­able ed­u­ca­tion build­ings at the school.

Sa­cred Heart Col­lege’s new look ad­min­is­tra­tion area, school frontage and stu­dent li­brary.

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