Gilbey Multipurpose Centre
In 2013, the College has witnessed the completion of the Gilbey Centre, which functions as an all-purpose building and will be utilised for a variety of activities,such as sporting pursuits, College assemblies and theatre productions. The Multipurpose centre contains an indoor basketball court, a theatre production stage, a gymnasium, a kitchen and a basement. The building was officially opened on the 15th of March by the reverend Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett after six busy months of construction.
The highly anticipated building has provided some much needed facilities for our growing school and shelter from the famously unpredictable weather of Northern NSW. Students are delighted with the modern and comfortable setting in which they can now enjoy our College assemblies. The centre is fully equipped with state of the art sound and lighting equipment and will be used to stage the upcoming College musical "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat".
The total cost of the project cost $6,230,256 exc GST. This included the cost of specialist sound, lighting, stage curtains and lighting bars. Not included in the figure are substantial costs to equip the centre. These extra costs include chairs, data projectors, interactive whiteboards, gym equipment, honour boards and House crests. Fortunately, the College put aside unexpected savings it had received each year for the past fourteen years in a hope that the Multipurpose Centre would become a reality one day.
A time lapse of the building construction process undertaken by Bennett Industries has been produced by Joshua Northeast, who is one of our talented media students and can be viewed below.
A big thank you is to be given to all those involved in the imagining and completion of this monumental building project. The hard work and collaboration has resulted in a truly impressive finished product that can be enjoyed by all generations of students to come.
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