Construction of Music Centre Starts

An exciting day today, with the turning of the sod to mark the start of construction of PLC Perth’s new Music Centre.

Chair of the PLC School Council Claire Poll, joined Principal Cate Begbie, Director of Music Chris Goff, Encon Project Manager Mark Kepplinger, Cooktown Construction General Manger Ian Doubukin and Construction Manager Garry Ehlers with student leaders Monet Edwards, Dimity Andrews, Saskia Lehmann and Amberley Osborne at the special event.

Designed by award-winning Parry and Rosenthal Architects, the three-storey building will house 12 teaching studios, two large ensemble rooms and staff and storage amenities. Large glazing will feature to the north and south of the building to ensure maximum light into the teaching spaces, with louvres to control heat and direct light.

Ms Begbie said the research was very clear about the benefits of music and its significance in students’ development academically, socially and mentally. More than 400 PLC students currently learn an instrument and more than 500 instrumental and voice lessons are held each week, in addition to the 24 ensembles of bands, choirs, orchestras and chamber groups.

Construction is expected to be completed by April next year.

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