SACRED Heart College is looking to expand with a new technology centre.
The City of Joondalup is currently assessing an application from the Sorrento school that proposes to demolish two existing arts and technology buildings and construct a new technology centre, with three new buildings in the north eastern corner of the site.
With one building at one storey and two at two storeys, the buildings would be sunken from Hocking Parade, with retaining ranging from 6m to 1.4m.
While one of the buildings would exceed the 9m maximum height by 1.7m, the school’s application states the height would be “less than the overall height of the gymnasium and performing arts centre and will not have a significant undue adverse impact on ocean views available to nearby residents”.
It also states the design will ensure the buildings are compatible with the streetscape, using a variety of materials to “reduce the perceived bulk and scale of the proposal from the street and from the residents on the opposite side of Hocking Parade”.
The $6.2 million redevelopment would create one additional classroom, including facilities for wood, metal, light manufacturing and composite workshops, engineering, digital and food studios, recording and machine rooms, welding booths, flexible learning spaces and storerooms.
The application also proposes changes to the service drop-off area and car parking to the north, resulting in the loss of three parking bays and a minor relocation of the stair access to Hocking Parade.
Existing fencing is proposed to be replaced with garrison style fencing and there would be new planting of new vegetation.
Submissions can be made via email@example.com or PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919 before January 28.
The application will be determined by North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel at a future meeting.