22 November 2017
We are proud to announce that Wiley has been awarded construction of a two storey Music Centre for Saint Stephen’s College that will support the development of future gifted musicians. Saint Stephen’s College is an Independent School on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Construction began in November 2017 and is expected to be complete in September 2018.
This state of the art Music Centre will provide a human-centred designed facility that will enable Saint Stephen’s music program to grow from strength to strength. The future development of the music programs housed in this facility, will entice budding musicians to join their College’s thriving performing arts community.
The two storey acoustically-rated facility boasts 1600m² gross floor area and will be fitted with high-end AV equipment. The ground floor contains instrument studio rooms and a 200+ tiered seating area for the main performance stage. The first floor contains Practice Studio’s, General Learning Areas and a Music Practice Hall.
Supporting the local community is a value that both Saint Stephen’s and Wiley share. Therefore, local subcontractors and suppliers have been appointed wherever possible.
Wiley Operations Director, Simon Spittle said “We are proud to be collaborating with Saint Stephen’s on their modern new Music Centre. This facility is a great investment into the future of the community and will enable talented musicians to continue their development while at College. Along with architects Burling Brown, we are enjoying working with local subcontractors and suppliers in the Gold Coast.”
Vital to the success of this project is Wiley’s substantial experience in the education sector, including Catholic, Anglican and State Schools, TAFEs and Universities. Decades of delivering in live and challenging operational environments means that Wiley is well suited to delivering in school environments, where the safety of students and staff is of paramount importance to the school.
Music programmes at Saint Stephen’s College offer students a blend of academic curriculum and co-curricular opportunities in woodwind, brass, percussion, strings, piano, guitar and voice. The College also presents opportunities for students to participate at a more challenging level in the Symphony Orchestra, string ensembles, stage and concert bands, vocal ensembles and their Chamber Music Excellence Program