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Surf Coast Secondary College

Deptartment of Education & Early Childhood Development
DWP Suters Architects
$24 Million
March 2014

Surf Coast Secondary College in Torquay spans over a land area of approximately 50,000m2.  The new campus was specifically designed for students in both the early and final stages of their secondary education.

Construction was split into two separable portions and overall works comprised of seven separate buildings linked by covered walkways and internal circulation spaces, a multipurpose hall, multiple sports fields, plexipave sports courts, car parking and multiple storage structures.  The project also included a substantial landscaping component.

The buildings and structures incorporated a mix of steel, timber and concrete precast elements clad in a combination of colorbond Longline Sheeting, vitrabond, danpalon, compressed sheet and ply.  Internal finishes to the classrooms, learning and staff areas included standard painted plaster walls with custom timber ceilings to the foyer, carpet tiles and marmoleum, and the extensive joinery package included both Corian and Laminate bench tops.

The sports hall, which was designed to be utilised by the greater Surf Coast community, incorporated a timber sports floor with retractable stadium seating, change rooms, staff offices and storage areas.

Working under an exceptionally tight timeframe, IBC successfully delivered the project in time for the commencement of Term 1, 2014.

IBC received a Special Commendation in the 2015 MBAV Excellence in Construction Awards; $20 Million to $30 Million Category for Surf Coast Secondary College.