Abigroup builds seven new schools in Melbourne
15 February 2011
Hundreds of children in the greater metropolitan Melbourne area have started the new school year in brand new schools designed and built by Abigroup, as part of the Axiom Education Victoria consortium.
Seven new schools have opened their doors to pupils for the first time. They are Aitken Creek (in Craigieburn West), Kororoit Creek, Lyndhurst, Mernda, Truganina South and Cranbourne East primary schools and Cranbourne East Secondary College.
The opening of the seven new schools represents the completion of the $255 million Partnerships Victoria in Schools Project - which saw 12 schools in all designed and built by Abigroup through a Public Private Partnership with the Victorian State Government.
Lyndhurst and Cranbourne East primary schools were officially opened by The Hon. Martin Dixon MP, Victorian Minister for Education, on Friday 11 February.
Victorian Minister for Education The Hon. Martin Dixon with some of the Lyndhurst Public School pupils
Abigroup’s Project Director Holger Messner added, “Abigroup is delighted to have designed and built the remaining seven schools of the Partnerships Victoria in Schools Project in good time for the start of the 2011 school year.
“We are proud of all 12 of the new schools which have been built to the highest standards and offer world-class, flexible teaching and learning environments.”
The other five schools in the Project, which opened in time for the start of the 2010 school year were:
- Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School;
- Derrimut Primary School;
- Taylors Hill Primary School;
- Point Cook P-9 School; and
- Alkira Secondary College in Cranbourne North.
As well as Abigroup, the Axiom Education Victoria consortium consists of sponsor Royal Bank of Scotland, architects Hayball and Gray Puksand and facilities manager United Group Services.
The consortium is responsible for the design, build, finance and maintenance of the new schools for a 26-year period.