Wesley College Melbourne Australia
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Construction commences on Wesley's Glen Waverley Campus Redevelopment

Posted 10 May 2018 Glen Waverley Redevelopment Turning of the Sod

The College has commenced construction of a new Glen Waverley Campus redevelopment, following the loss of ten classrooms to a fire in 2016.

We marked the event with a ‘turning of the sod’ ceremony, attended by students, staff and stakeholders.

The building, expected to be completed by late 2019, will feature state-of-the-art facilities for students including:

  • A whole campus library
  • A dynamic language centre, fitted with advanced acoustics, audio-visual equipment and a mini-theatrette.
  • A student-centred Year 9 precinct dedicated to preparing students for transition into Senior School
  • A STEM and design technology hub
  • A new chapel, with striking façade and views looking onto the natural landscape of the campus. 
The facilities will further enhance Wesley’s College Glen Waverley’s position as a leading International Baccalaureate World School.
 
The building will be positioned at the centre of the campus, providing a centralised learning space that supports transitions through year levels. 
 
Our Principal Dr Helen Drennen AM is looking forward to seeing the positive impact of the completed facilities.
 
“I am eager to witness our vision for this contemporary campus redevelopment come to life.
 
“This is a once in a generation opportunity to bring a number of our aspirations for the Glen Waverley campus to reality.
 
“A carefully considered Education Brief has inspired the concept for this exciting development, which gives greater recognition to the transitions central in the adolescent school years.  
 
“In the fire of 2016, we lost ten classrooms including, six Years 5 and 6 homerooms and four language classrooms which comprised part of the original school, plus the Middle School atrium and some staff offices.
 
“The redevelopment project, designed by award winning Cox Architecture, represents the next stage of the Glen Waverley campus’ development,” Dr Drennen said.

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