Sacred Heart College Physical Education Centre
Williams Ross Architects
Sacred Heart College is located in the Victorian regional centre of Geelong. The campus features a significant heritage site with an impressive array of nineteenth century Gothic stone buildings forming the core of the school.
Kane Constructions was appointed in early 2001 to construct the new Carmel O'Dwyer PE centre. The sports facility is located near the chapel, thus the facade was designed as a modern interpretation of the original buildings.
Planning approval was obtained after lengthy consultation with local residents.
The centre is placed axially on the main school oval with an entry gallery providing views of the grounds. It includes a single highball court together with change rooms, PE staff office, classroom, weights rooms, climbing wall and table tennis facilities on mezzanine balconies.
The centre has been planned and constructed to enable future expansion for a second indoor stadium.
The $3 million project was delivered on budget and program ready for use by the students for Term 2 of the 2002 school year.