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St James Lutheran College Performance Arts Hall
POSTED 3 MAY 2024

To conclude Week 2/10 of our journey down memory lane, we’re highlighting St James Lutheran College’s Performing Arts Hall!

The new Performing Arts Hall will play host to school gatherings, performances and other community events and features a full-size performance stage, backstage areas, and band practice room.

 

St James Lutheran College and team Novum are delighted to be working with Torbay Constructions yet again, after their successful delivery of the four most recently completed Novum-designed buildings at St James.

 

Novum’s original Concept Design for the Hervey Bay project was commissioned by the College in 2018, but was put on hold to prioritise other projects including the recently completed Tuckshop Café, Hospitality Centre, Senior School General Learning Areas, Student Services, and Performing Arts building projects.

The creation of a distinct “front door” to the campus will allow first time visitors to find their way around, while also centralising pedestrian traffic in a dynamic, active location, putting the College’s welcoming culture on show.

 

Flowing on from the school’s “front door,” buildings are clustered around a new “pedestrian street” which offers glimpses into dynamic learning spaces, including flexible, contemporary classrooms, Tuckshop Café, Hospitality Kitchen, Performing Arts, Reception and Student Services.

 

The Performing Arts Hall project will be the final piece of a vibrant new Master Planned precinct which responds to St James’ desire to bolster their connections with the local community and presents a fresh, friendly face to their main street frontage. The Master Plan intentionally located community spaces alongside the entrance to attract parents and visitors into the campus, encouraging interactions between students, staff, parents, and visitors.

 

CLIENT: St James Lutheran College

CLIENT TEAM: Luke Schoff (Principal) & Mel Zipf (Business Manager)

LOCATION: Hervey Bay, Queensland / Butchulla Country

 

ARCHITECT: Novum

Project Director: Joel Ridings

Project Leader: Isaac Vincent

Project Delivery Leader: Ben Leighton

Project Team: Jeffrey Smith & Liam Clarke

 

CLIENT REPRESENTATIVE: Hammond & Neale

CONTRACTOR: Torbay Constructions

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Bligh Tanner

CIVIL ENGINEER: Bligh Tanner

HYDRAULIC ENGINEER: Compass Consulting

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Enginova

MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Enginova

ENERGY EFFICIENCY CONSULTANT: Enginova

CERTIFIER: Bartley Burns

COST CONSULTANT: CostPlan Group

FIRE ENGINEER: Holmes Fire

AV CONSULTANT: AV Media Systems