Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, and Education Minister and Member for McConnel, Grace Grace joined Hutchinson Builders Chairman Scott Hutchinson and key project partners to celebrate the kick-off of construction for Stage 1 of Inner City North State Secondary College.
Located on the corner of St Paul’s Terrace and Brookes Street, at the site of the former Fortitude Valley State School, the college will be the first new inner city state high school in Brisbane to be built in over 50 years. As part of the Queensland Government’s $800 million Building Future Schools Fund, the school will be a flagship, future-focused educational facility, architecturally designed by Cox to sympathetically integrate with its inner urban surrounds. The elegant building will have both traditional classrooms and contemporary workshop and collaborative spaces over a number of levels.
The college will maximise available space on the compact inner city footprint, with a vertical design that provides a range of flexible learning environments over seven storeys. The innovative approach will set a new benchmark for contemporary, urban schools in Queensland. Hutchies is also building a new vertical school building at North Lakes State College with the Department of Education.