Third win for high-rise school project in Australia

We have won our third major role for the construction of high-rise schools in Australia.

  • We win our third major role for construction of high-tech vertical schools in Australia
  • Combined value for three projects in AUD $240 million ($143.6 million) 
  • Latest scheme in Melbourne strengthened our position as Australia's leading provider of professional services in high-rise school construction 

The latest contract – awarded by the Victorian School Building Authority - is to provide project management services for a new AUD $43 million (£25.7 million) vertical high school in Richmond, Melbourne.

The school will be located across two sites - one comprising a 7,000m2 main administration building and classroom, the other featuring sporting and recreational facilities, including a competition grade indoor gymnasium. 

This is the third high-tech vertical school project that we have been awarded in the past 18 months, with a combined value of over $240 million (£143.6 million). The two other schemes are in Adelaide for project management services and in Parramatta in New South Wales for cost management and advisory services. 

We are currently undertaking more than AUD $1.2 million (£718 million) worth of project and professional management services for tertiary and secondary education projects across Australia. 

Robin Sweasey, Director, says: “The Richmond Secondary College vertical school project win further consolidates our position as the leading provider of professional services across Australia in the area of vertical schools. 

“As market leaders, we bring considerable and diverse experience to the education sector. The team specifically deployed to work on the Richmond project collectively has over 65 years’ education sector experience and expertise in project management. 

 “In many respects, the vertical learning concept – although not unique in the tertiary education – is new to high schools due to practical issues such as land constraints and increasing student population densities in inner city areas. 

“The benefits are extensive and include being located close to excellent transport networks. Greater density of student numbers within integrated facilities turbo charges the education environment and creates a vibrant learning mix that enhances the student experience.”

For further information, contact:

Nikki Ward
Associate Director

t: 02 8245 0000