Arts and Sports Precinct Providing future-focused and sustainable learning environments, this is where our students will shine in our new performing arts centre, excel in our state-of-the-art indoor sports complex plus outdoor netball and tennis courts and celebrate in our community plaza.

Architecturally designed, these beautiful and functional space for connecting, collaborating and flourishing, meet the needs of our students and community today and many years to come. 

The Arts and Sports Precinct offers students functional spaces, inspired by the College’s botanical nature, and will contemporary style connecting our heritage with the future.

Our new Precinct, will open in early 2024 as we celebrate 70 years of students flourishing at Mercedes College, will be home to our performing arts, sporting endeavours, and community events.

July 2023 | Update

More than 85 per cent of our ‘good neighbour fence’ has been installed along our southern boundary, with the retaining walls in place too. The High Performance Sports Centre and Community Plaza concrete has been completed, with precast pieces installed along the west elevation, and about half of the steelwork now in place.

This month, the steel curved sections and fascia plate will be installed and the steel trusses. You can also see our new terrace seating taking shape – what a view!

May 2023 | Update

Work across the construction area in recent weeks has seen the south-eastern carpark completed, with teachers able to use this area from the start of Term 2.

Concrete pours for foundations, vermiculite fireproofing has been installed, with steel columns now in place for what becomes our sports centre, ahead of precast panels being erected shortly.

March 2023 | Progress

Stormwater pits have been installed in the far south eastern corner, and the area levelled and prepared for bitumen to be laid shortly. A number of retaining walls have also been installed, with the south tennis court taking shape.

Shortly, the Plaza area will be excavated further, and steel work for the sports centre installed.

February 2023 | Taking shape

During the Summer holidays the construction team have been building, making excellent progress on this world class facility.

The first foundation slab is in place and shows us the location of the Indoor Sports Centre changerooms, under what will become our high performance space. Underfloor service works, retaining walls, and the installation of lighting poles, plus services are further achievements made to early February.

Perhaps most exciting is the work happening off-site, with a sneak peek of the trusses that will run along the inside of our Centre taking shape.

Shortly, more retaining walls will be built, including one along what becomes our outdoor tennis courts.

It's an exciting time as we watch our new facility take shape ready for students to use and enjoy in early 2024.

July 2022 | Building high performance

With construction of our new $25 million Arts and Sports Precinct to start soon, Kennett Builders will fence the Precinct build site during the winter school holidays, temporarily changing access to Mercedes College from the beginning of Term 3.

Key notes:

  • On-site parking will be significantly reduced, with around 50 per cent of staff, and all students who drive to school, needing to park off-site and walk into the campus.
  • Kiss-and-Drop will be available in the mornings only, and restricted to Reception to Year 3 families (including siblings).
  • The Carrick Hill Drive/Fullarton Road entrance will be reduced to pedestrian access only.

Click here to download the full details about what to expect, including a map of the campus.

June 2022 | Appointment of Building Partner

We are delighted to confirm that after a rigorous tender process, Kennett Builders has been appointed to build our landmark Arts and Sports Precinct.

They will build multiple contemporary spaces that will provide greater learning flexibility where students can flourish: in the new performing arts and indoor sports complexes, on the outdoor netball and tennis courts, and in the community plaza.

The Precinct is due to be completed in 2024 – a fitting milestone for the College’s 70th year.

Performing Arts
Gleeson Hall is being transformed into a centre for creativity, self expression and performing arts, providing spaces for collaboration, rehearsals, group activity and a stage and auditorium for performances and events.

Community is such a big part of who we are. The design addresses our needs, and those our broader community, by providing a range of spaces for an array of uses, designed with sustainability top of mind - and we look forward to seeing you in the plaza.

The new Precinct connects key campus areas together for ever better student connectivity, it also offers indoor and outdoor spaces for students to connect with each other and have a sense of belonging.

The new spaces created within this Precinct enable our teachers to be even more flexible in their approach, taking learning out of the classroom and into creative, inspiring and contemporary surroundings.