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Doveton College Regeneration Project - Stage 2

The Doveton College Regeneration Project is a unique project aimed at providing a fully integrated model of education and community support services for children from birth to early adulthood.

Quick Facts

Project Type Education, Civil, Community and Civic
Project Materials Concrete, Steel, Timber
Construction Budget $9.2 million
Project Size Large
Completed Project Yes
Completion Date February 2013

Map Location

Tristania St, Doveton

Project Team

Client Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Victoria)
Builder Melbcon
Architect Brand Architects

Project Description

The Doveton College Regeneration Project is a unique project aimed at providing a fully integrated model of education and community support services for children from birth to early adulthood. Stage 2 marks the completion of the project with the addition of a gymnasium and fitness centre building; general learning, technology, library and multimedia building; a home economics and performing arts building; and an agora roof over a large internal courtyard linking the three new buildings with stage 1 buildings.

The framing consists of:

  • Part steel portal framed and part steel and timber framed two storey gymnasium and fitness building up to three metres below ground level. Precast concrete panels are used for retention and to support the reinforced concrete ground floor slab above.
  • Ten metre high steel two-way portal framed agora roof with spans of up to fifteen metres.
  • Remaining buildings are double storey with lightweight timber roof framing with minimal steel, and post-tensioned first floor slabs supported on precast concrete panels.

Civil works involved stormwater drainage and extensive landscaping works.