A connected centre
The seven-storey Innovation Centre incorporates a range of dynamic, versatile learning spaces and studios, designed to enhance cross-curricular learning, further foster creative and critical thinking and inspire an entrepreneurial mindset.
The flexible design of the open collaboration spaces will engage K-12 students across all learning domains. It will also provide important connections, expanding the use of the Marian Centre, Centenary Hall and the Gymnasium.
The design was the subject of extensive consultation with local residents, parents and staff in 2017, and amendments were made to the original design in light of feedback received. Significant effort has been undertaken to retain the natural beauty of the area and views for Loreto Kirribilli’s neighbours and the broader community. As such, the Innovation Centre includes four levels of basement within the seven-storey building which will be lower in height than the adjacent street-facing building known as the Marian Centre.
The building will include beautifully landscaped surrounds with accessible walkways connecting the Innovation Centre with the School’s Front Drive, Junior School, Marian Centre and Centenary Hall.
Preview our Innovation Centre
A significant milestone in the excavation works has been reached with a blessing ceremony held on site on February 14, signifying the preparation for the next stage of the project.
The ceremony was led by Sr Yvonne Lamerand ibvm and attended by Principal, Mrs Anna Dickinson, Deputy Principal, Mr Daniel Mahon, other senior members of staff and the Student Executive.
The bulk excavation works commenced in late 2019 and continued over the Christmas holidays. During the last weeks of the bulk excavation, we will be finalising preparations for the start of construction. We are looking forward to starting the next phase of our project and will formally announce the successful head contractor shortly.
Early Works Package 2019
During 2019 an early works package was undertaken in preparation for the start of excavation and construction.
In May 2019 temporary classrooms were installed onsite to provide additional learning spaces, and in the July school holidays the B-Block building, which will be the site of the Innovation Centre, was demolished.
A dedicated project team is available to answer questions about the Innovation Centre project via:
- A free call project phone line: 1800 270 644
- Email: email@example.com, or
- Mail: Loreto Kirribilli Project Enquiries, PO Box 302, North Sydney, NSW 2059