We are thrilled by the recent commencement of construction on the eagerly anticipated St James Performing Arts Hall!
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 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.
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
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