The NSW Independent Planning Commission has given approval for the Santa Sophia Catholic College, a $123 million “vertical” school will be built at the centre of a residential and retail hub in north-west Sydney.
Designed by BVN, Santa Sophia Catholic College will accommodate 1,860 students from kindergarten to year 12, 130 staff, and an early learning centre for 60 children.
The project will bring together schools currently spread across two campuses in neighbouring Schofields and Rouse Hill.
The design includes four interconnected building, up to six storeys, arranged as “a series of islands in a sea of decks.” Outdoor terraces surrounding the buildings will create spaces for learning and playing.
The project will create a number of hubs for the school. An Inquiry Hub will consist of learning spaces and home bases, which will accommodate 60 students at the kindergarten to year 10 levels, and 50 students at the senior high school levels. The Research Hub will accommodate science labs and a Knowledge Centre will provide space for the school’s library. A Creative Hub will accommodate facilities for food technology, visual arts, fabrication, assembly and electronics while a Professional Hub will house the school’s administration facilities and staff.
Due for completion September 2021, the school has been planned by the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta to provide additional school infrastructure in the emerging town centre of Box Hill North, a high growth area of Sydney.
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