Lyndale Secondary College

A dynamic, contemporary and connected learning environment, embraced by students, teachers and the wider community.

Sector:

Community and Education

Disciplines:

Architecture, Interior Design, Project Management

Client:

Department of Education and Training Victoria

Year:

2020 – Completed

Role:

Principal Design Consultant and Superintendent

Budget:

$16 Million

Location:

Dandenong, Victoria

Builder:

Johns Lyng Group (Stage 1)
May Constructions (Stage 2)

Photographers:

Grant Kennedy (Stage 1)
Michelle Broadhurst (Stage 2)

The Brief

With most of the Lyndale Secondary College’s buildings and facilities dating back to 1961, many were unfit for purpose, under-utilised and dilapidated. With a $16 million budget to transform the school’s facilities, B2 worked closely with the community and stakeholders to develop a Master Plan that would transform it in to a 21st century learning environment and make best use of the available budget.

The Solution

The design solution was multi-faceted and ensured that the project made the best use of the budget available, while allowing the works to be staged and undertaken while the school was in operation. This involved:

  • Refurbishing, converting and repurposing existing buildings.
  • Demolishing and replacing some existing buildings.
  • Construction of new single-storey buildings.
  • Services upgrades.

With construction works now complete, today Lyndale Secondary College is a contemporary learning environment with new world-class facilities that include:

  • Administration and office.
  • Performing Arts Centre with music, dance, café and home economics facilities.
  • Science and STEM building.
  • Resources Centre, including library, visual communications, media and general learning.
  • Technology Centre.
  • Landscaped external courtyard.

"B2’s deep understanding of teaching and learning needs combined with their collaborative approach ensured the transformation of the college was embraced by students, teachers and the broader community"

Pam Robinson

Assistant Principal