Loreto St Georges Redevelopment
Loreto Mandeville Hall
The St Georges Redevelopment is the third major project undertaken since 2012 for Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak, and second project as a consequence of the 2015 Master Plan Review of the campus. The Master Plan Review assessed all school buildings against relevant building and learning environment criteria, and objectively classified each for their long term value. A recommendation resulted from the assessment for the demolition of six connected school buildings known as St George’s Extension.
The proposed Redevelopment’s main objective is to better accommodate the ongoing educational needs of students in years 7 to 9.
The new buildings will enhance the standard of facilities, ensuring the school will continue to meet; the frequently evolving requirements of the community, changes in education demands and contemporary educational curriculums.
The 3 storey building will consist of reception area with mailing room, homerooms, informal learning space, staff offices, meeting rooms and identifiable social spaces the three different year levels. Additionally, three basement levels will comprise of art studio, homerooms, a large study space with kitchenette, office, meeting room, conference room, car parking over two levels and end of trip facilities.
The design adopts a contemporary architectural expression which compliments and directly responds to the adjacent site and heritage listed Mandeville Hall, with a palette of materials including textured concrete, grey cementitious cladding and metal screening.