Perth-based architect firm Cameron Chisholm Nicol has been selected to design three new learning spaces as part of the refurbishment works to specialist areas at Melville Senior High School.
The new technical classrooms will be used for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) activities.
The $925,000 includes refurbishment of existing areas within the school, providing upgrades to facilities for students of Design and Technology, and Visual Arts.
Currently in the planning stages, construction of the project is set to start in 2021.
The upgrades are part of the McGowan Government’s $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan.
As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“Providing students with modern and multi-functional classrooms for their many creative and innovative endeavours is vital.
“These modern learning areas will be a fantastic addition to Melville Senior High School and will be a space that is able to adapt to the needs of students.”
As stated by Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley:
“As the only public high school in the electorate of Bicton, it’s vital that students have modern and functional facilities – I’m so pleased these upgrades are going ahead.
“Melville Senior High School has consistency outstanding results in STEM subjects and now students and staff will have the facilities they deserve.”