Commencing in 2017, Lyons Construction has successfully delivered Stages 1 and 2 of the Court Precinct at Sacred Heart College. Stage 3 is currently under construction with completion scheduled for the second half of 2019.

The Court Precinct has been architecturally designed with minimalist elements contrasted with high quality finishes. The exposed pre-cast concrete columns have organised the spaces both internally and externally, including 12 learning areas, collaborative spaces, amenities and a northern pergola structure. These spaces contain fine minimalist detailing which requires a large amount of planning and precise fabrication to accomplish the desired result.

The large stained glass circular window is a feature element of the building, and a construction achievement that involved a great deal of preparation and management to deal with the existing site constraints. The buildings material palette ranges from zinc and Scandinavian imported bricks cladding the structure, and aspects of concrete, steel and timber seen throughout the interior. State-of-the-art technology has been integrated within the building management system, to provide sustainable alternatives to control the temperature. This includes smart sun shades, blinds and slab hydronic heating.

Location: 61 Retreat Road, Newtown

Value Range: $5m to $10million

Client: Mercy Education

Architect: McGlashan Everist Pty Ltd