Designs revealed for Melville Senior High School’s performing arts centre

An artist's impression of the Melville Senior High School performing arts centre.
An artist's impression of the Melville Senior High School performing arts centre.

THE design of Melville Senior High School’s $4.5 million performing arts centre has been revealed.

Premier Mark McGowan visited the school on Friday to unveil the architectural design images for the centre, which is due to begin construction in December.

The centre was an election commitment from Labor during the 2017 State Election.

Principal Phillip White said he believed the centre would be an iconic building on Leach Highway.

“The architects are renowned for creating visually stunning buildings,” he said.

“We are delighted to have the centre built here thanks to support from (Bicton MLA) Lisa O’Malley.

“We have a strong music program here and the centre will give us the opportunity to showcase that to the wider community.”

Mr McGowan said the government was committed to investing in public schools to ensure all students received high-quality education.

The centre will include two connected spaces for drama and dance, as well as retractable seating for 300 people, a green room, foyer and gallery space, as well as storage and a staff study.

The school has contributed a further $400,000 to the project for additional features such as lighting equipment, as well as covered concrete walkways that will connect the new centre to the school’s existing arts area.

The centre will be built by Cox Architects and EMCO Building and is scheduled for completion in late 2019.