From the Headmaster: Big Quad to be re-established as the heart of academia

Posted 23 SEP 2021
Old Scholar News

The project to revitalise the Big Quad is well underway. This exciting redevelopment, the first major project of the School’s Master Plan, will re-establish the precinct as the heart of academia at St Peter’s College. The ongoing renewal of the School’s buildings and infrastructure is captured in the School’s vision to be an exceptional community of learning.

The first stage of the project saw delicate demolition and excavation of the precinct. As the past was carefully peeled back, the history of the buildings has been gradually exposed. Uncovering hidden treasures, including original student works from the late 19th century, has given us a deeper appreciation of the precinct’s past, its connection to the present and the importance of preserving and renewing it so that it continues to meet contemporary educational needs.

Major preliminary works including underpinning, installation of concrete footings, slabs and reinforcement, and the lift pit excavation have been completed. The first concrete pour has begun and structural steel installation has commenced in Big Quad East along with truss framework positioning in Big School Room. The roof and internal wall demolition of Big Quad South, to accommodate a second storey, has now commenced.

The project which will be completed in two stages for handover in 2022, will protect our shared heritage and has been made possible through the philanthropic support of our community.

Progress in the Big Quad re-development

Big School Room