PMDL was engaged by St Aloysius’ College in 2016 to develop a masterplan for redevelopment across the College’s three campuses. The proposal focuses on the celebration of the collective identity of the College and addresses the school’s tight site in the urban context of Milsons Point.
Initial works involved upgrades to the Junior School Library and the construction of a prototype learning environment within the existing building to test the proposed new spatial concepts.
Following a successful State Significant Development Application, Stage 1 of the masterplan was carried out and handed over in 2019. The renovation provided upgrades to the Senior School Wyalla Campus to deliver agile learning spaces within the heritage building. It supports and encourages a range of learning styles, and creates a fresh social space for the senior students.
Stage 2 is the largest development in the masterplan with the transformation of teaching and learning spaces on the Upper Pitt Street Campus. The concept sees the creation of a new engaging teaching and learning precinct and major refreshment of classrooms, school hall and the heart of the College, The Boys’ Chapel. This significant work accounts for the College’s confined site and requires a sensitive response that is respectful to the neighbourhood.
The upgrade to the central courtyard will create a central hub reinforcing the sense of community in the College. The central hub will provide opportunities for study and recreation, improved collaborative spaces and better outdoor environments for staff and students.
Activation of the new rooftop as a recreational area will provide the campus much needed outdoor space.
Later stages of the masterplan focus on improving the ease of movement for students and staff around the Upper Pitt Street site, maximising opportunity for gathering and performance and upgrading specialist learning settings.
CLIENT St Ignatius’ College
LOCATION Milsons Point, NSW, Australia