Located in Charlemont, Iona College is a new co-educational Catholic school pivotal in providing a high quality educational facility in a new growth area within the Geelong region. In 2021, Lyons Construction first broke ground with the construction of an expansive Games Hall, which was completed within a nine month time frame allowing students access to the facilities by the start of a new term. This was closely followed by a two-storey Specialist Learning Building, completed by the start of the 2022 school year.
To view photos of the project, check out our project profile here or watch a fly through with the video link below.
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The expansive and multi-purpose Games Hall is home to a gymnasium, three outdoor basketball courts, music room and state-of-the-art food tech facility with both indoor and outdoor dining spaces. The gymnasium features a Tasmanian Oak sprung hardwood floor, suspended basketball system, tiered seating, LED scoreboard and acoustic plywood lining throughout. The commercial grade food technology learning space and servery features stainless steel finishes, cool room and walk-in-pantry and dining area that expands to an outdoor setting. The music room boasts three sound-proof recording studios and an open-space learning area.
Specialist Learning Building
The Specialist Learning Building is the hub for various educational disciplines facilitating everything from physics to dance. The two-storey structure includes general learning areas, machinery and materials technology room, digital technology, six state-of-the art science rooms including wet and dry areas, 2D and 3D art rooms with connecting storage and amenities.
Architecturally your eyes are instantly drawn towards the high quality finishes throughout the state-of-the-art facilities, including polished concrete flooring, precast wall panels with off-white cement and special exposed aggregate, plywood linings, colour-coordinated joinery, glass hallway cabinetry and unique light fittings.
What’s Up Next?
As one stage comes to a close, another opens at Iona College.
After completing the two latest stages for Iona College in Charlemont, including the Games Hall and Specialist Building, we are thrilled to have been reappointed the next stage of construction – it’s Library, Student Services, Canteen and Administration building. We will be working alongside ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects who have put together another incredible design, and the school to deliver another impressive building. Check out the renders below.