Abigroup builds five new Melbourne schools
01 February 2010
Abigroup, as part of the Axiom Education Victoria consortium, has built five new schools across the greater metropolitan Melbourne area.
One of the new schools, Alkira Secondary College in Cranbourne North, was officially opened by Education Minister Bronwyn Pike today on the first day of the new school year.
The other four schools, which also opened their doors today to pupils for the first time, are Cranbourne Carlisle, Derrimut and Taylors Hill primary schools and Point Cook P-9 College.
The opening of the five new schools represents the completion of the first half of the Partnerships Victoria in Schools Project - which will see 11 schools in all built by Abigroup through a Public Private Partnership with the Victorian State Government.
Abigroup’s Project Director Matthew Davies said, “Abigroup is delighted to have built the first five schools of the Partnerships Victoria in Schools Project in good time for the start of the new school year.
“We are proud of these new schools which have been built to the highest standards and offer world-class, flexible teaching and learning environments.”
The other six schools in the Project, which are due to open in January 2011, are:
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.