Bellerin Sports and Wellbeing Centre
The new sports and wellbeing centre now under construction at the senior campus is designed to promote health and wellness allowing students to shine on and off the field. It will be known as ‘Bellerin’ meaning shine in the Waddawurrung language. The Wuddawurrung people of the Kulin Nation are the Traditional Owners of the lands where The Geelong College now stands.
The new sport, health and wellness centre defines a sporting precinct at the western edge of the campus. Bellerin incorporates a purpose-built double court gymnasium and world-class training environment. It’s a facility to host school events, sports training, inter-school competition with additional learning spaces. It will also be used by the broader College community and become another significant place for school gathering.
Planning and design were carefully executed to allow the building to sit in concert with the heritage buildings on site. The building levels are carefully calibrated to nestle into the existing hillside. Car parking and maintenance facilities are located below the building which liberates the ground plane.
Wardle has been working closely with The Geelong College since 2015, initially on a comprehensive Masterplan across both of its campuses and following this, a series of projects including Campbell House Junior School completed in 2020. Bellerin is scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2024.
Bellerin will be a place to celebrate excellence and growth.
- Traditional Custodians of the Land Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation
- Client The Geelong College
- Location Newtown, Victoria
- Project Duration 2020 -
- Floor Levels 3