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Lilydale Heights College

Lilydale Heights College


Lilydale, VIC


Victorian School Building Authority


Harrison & White


Harrison & White

Contract Type

Construct Only


Project value


Months to build




  • Live Operating Environment
  • Existing Structure Works
  • Environmentally Sustainable Design
  • Staged Project Delivery
  • Extensive Landscaping Works
  • Extensive Demolition Works

Sustainability and identity were at the heart of this project and are showcased through the three main aspects of the build; the new sports pavilion, a re-purposed Sustainability Hub, and the ‘Town Square’ which features a stunning arrangement of landscaping.

The first separable portion of works consisted of building a new sports pavilion complete with an indoor highball court, change rooms, amenities and external landscaping. The second separable portion of the works saw the refurbishment of an existing space into a new staff room with kitchenette and toilet facilities and a canteen with a basic commercial kitchen. This allowed the school to relocate the existing staffroom and canteen, and works to commence on what’s now known as the Sustainability Hub. Works to the ‘S-Hub’ began with extensive hazardous material removal, followed by structural modifications to openings, installing a new plant platform, roof replacement and conversion of the existing building into flexible teaching spaces, a science lab, and bathrooms.

Concurrently to the Sustainability Hub, an extensive landscaping scope was carried out to create the new ‘Town Square’, a stunning arrangement of timber decking, mini-pavilions, natural rock retaining walls, garden beds and precast concrete seating. A feature of the central space is the intricate exposed aggregate paving in various colours and shapes, which tells the first nations’ creation story. This project had many challenges however, our team were able to deliver this project early and under budget.

“Throughout the whole construction process, the McCorkell team were exemplary. Not only did they ensure that communication lines were open at all times, but they were also cognisant of school operations and flexible in their scheduling of works to minimise disruption to the learning environment for students and staff. I have no hesitation in recommending McCorkell Constructions to prospective clients and thank them for their commitment to Lilydale Heights College.”

Rosina FotiaPrincipal, Lilydale Heights College


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