South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill
Construction To Begin On Adelaide’s Newest City School
Victor P Taffa
Construction on Adelaide’s new $100 Million city school officially begins today, with Lendlease Building Contractors Pty Ltd winning the major design and construct contract for this key infrastructure project.
“We are thrilled to have appointed builder Lendlease to deliver our new city school, which will be a world class facility for students and teachers.” Premier Jay Weatherill said.
“This significant project for Adelaide builds on our infrastructure investment and will create more than 200 new jobs for South Australians.”
Lendlease have successfully completed major infrastructure works in South Australia, including the Adelaide Oval and Adelaide Convention Centre redevelopment (Stage 1).
“It is really exciting that construction is beginning on our new city school, which will become one of the nation’s best public schools.” Minister for Education Susan Close said.
Development Assessment Commission last month approved the State Government’s application to construct South Australia’s second city high school, which will cater for 1,250 students and open at the beginning of Term 1, 2019.
“We recently announced an upgrade to the school’s capacity, allowing for 1,250 students to attend, as we have seen growth in our public school attendance and are proud to have schools that provide the best education to our young South Australians.” Ms. Close said.
“We are thrilled to be appointed to this project and continue to deliver major infrastructure for the benefit and enjoyment of the South Australian community.” Lendlease Building Managing Director Dale Connor said.
These works will be delivered in line with the South Australian Industry Participation Policy, and are expected to support approximately 210 jobs during construction.
Located on Frome Road, the school will be the state’s first vertical school, boasting seven floors following a refurbishment of Uni SA’s Reid Building.
Second City High School’s education program will have a strong science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) focus with an emphasis on Science and Health studies.
Second City High School will open in 2019 with staggered enrolment beginning with Years 8 and 9.
Local firm Cox Architecture has partnered with DesignInc, TCL, AECOM and KBR to design the new CBD high school.
Consultation on enrolment processes, zoning and naming of the school is underway.