Scotch College Purruna Spencer Newton Centre | Hames Sharley

Scotch College Purruna Spencer Newton Centre | Hames Sharley | Photographer: David Sievers

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Scotch College Purruna Spencer Newton Centre | Hames Sharley

Traditional Land Owners
Kaurna
Year
2024
Chapter

South Australia

Category
Educational Architecture
Sustainable Architecture
Builder
Badge Construction
Photographer
David Sievers
Project summary

Purruna Spencer Newton Centre is the largest building project in Scotch College’s hundred-year history, located at their Torrens Park Campus on the site of the former gym and pool that were deemed no longer fit for purpose.

Hames Sharley, in conjunction with Scotch College, developed a very strong vision for the Centre – aspiring to ‘replace the old with the bold’ and seizing the opportunity to make a real connection between students, families and the broader community through the platform of wellbeing.

The new facilities provide the infrastructure for the College to deliver its ‘Live Well’ program, through Physical Education, Nutrition & Food Technology, Service Learning, Sustainable Living, Global Responsibilities, and Wellbeing & Values Education courses. The centre is accessible to students and members of the community, facilitating connection between students, families and the broader community through the platform of wellbeing.

Purruna Spencer Newton Centre is not simply a new building, it symbolises and enhances what makes Scotch College one of the most effective and high achieving schools in SA.

The wellbeing of our community makes a profound difference to the satisfaction, performance and achievements of our staff and students. The groundbreaking Live Well Program is enhanced by the new facilities and helps to prepare students for fulfilled lives beyond school.

Based on regenerative design principles, the Centre allows the College to have a positive impact on local natural systems, in alignment with our broader goals and educational programs.

Project Practice Team

Yaara Plaves, Project Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

ARUP / dsquared, ESD Consultant
Crackerjack Consulting Engineers, Aquatic Engineer
Ekistiks Planning and Design, Planning Consultants
GTA (now Stantec), Traffic Engineers
Katnich Dodd, Certifier
Lucid Consulting, Services Engineer
RLB, Quantity Surveyor
Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec, Structural & Civil Engineers
Wax Design, Landscape Consultant

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Scotch College Purruna Spencer Newton Centre | Hames Sharley | Photographer: David Sievers

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