The Victorian Government has opened tenders for the construction of another vertical school to address population growth across inner city Melbourne.
Designed by ARM Architecture, the vertical North Melbourne Hill Primary School will include general purpose classrooms, breakout spaces, gymnasium, kitchen garden and library.
The plans include a large flexible outdoor space with universal access, play equipment, seating and a tiered amphitheatre for events and performances.
A tree-lined laneway will be built to the south of the school as part of a broader redevelopment of North Melbourne. The laneway will have separate access to the kindergarten, school and the sports courts.
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“We’re rolling out eight vertical government schools to make sure there are enough school places for young Victorians across the inner city,” Victorian Education Minister James Merlino said.
A kindergarten for three- and four-year-old children will be built on level five of the vertical school with plans for two children’s rooms and outdoor learning, complete with sandpit and cubby.
“The new state-of-the-art kinder will boost capacity as we roll out our landmark Three-Year-Old kinder reforms and make the transition to school even easier for local students,” Early Childhood Minister Ingrid Stitt said.
Construction works are expected to begin mid-year with the school scheduled to open to students in 2023.