Hayball to Design New Inner City School

27 November 2015

Authored by Hayball

The Victorian Government has announced Hayball as the lead architect on a new secondary school in Richmond, to cater for Melbourne’s growing urban population.

With more and more families living in Melbourne’s inner city, well-designed and well-planned infrastructure and amenities are becoming more essential, requiring the design of places such as schools to be smarter in the way they are executed.

Heralding a new era in school design, the government has committed to plan, fund and build four new schools in inner Melbourne – Prahran High School, Richmond Secondary College, South Melbourne Park Primary and Ferrars Street South Melbourne. Hayball is the architect of choice for both Richmond Secondary College and Ferrars Street.

Richmond Secondary College will respond to the need for more education facilities in the area, a suburb which is growing by almost 3,000 people per year and has one of the highest densities in Melbourne (50 people per square metre).

Director Richard Leonard said Hayball is honoured to be working with the Victorian Government on the design and development of Richmond Secondary College, as part of its strategy to develop inner city schools in key hubs.

“We’re confident that our expertise in the contemporary education sector , including some of the state’s largest and most prestigious public and independent schools, will ensure Richmond Secondary College meets the demands of the broader community and provides students with a space to flourish and excel,” he said.

Image: integrated external and internal learning spaces, Camberwell High School, Enterprise Centre