Project Specifications

The Company of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart

$4.5 million

Altona, Victoria

March 2014

Construction of a new Science, Sustainability and Food Technology Centre.



This project was for the construction of a new Science, Sustainability and Food Technology Centre at Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College.

The construction comprises a single storey building on concrete slab with multiple finishes, including render, brick veneer, timber cladding, timber feature posts, Alucobond and zinc cladding relieved with perforated screens.

Teaching spaces include five laboratories, food technology and collaborative learning spaces.

Sustainability features of the building include solar panels on the roof, water tanks installed around the building to harvest rain water, and rammed earth walls for heating.

A fully interactive weather station was also installed for students to monitor rainfall, wind and temperature.


Multiple external finishes required consistent and continual co-ordination of trades to ensure the finished product was outstanding.

Design changes occurred throughout the construction phase as the teaching spaces and their intended uses evolved. These changes were all incorporated into the original program.

Project Contact

Jeff Jones
CEO / (Interim) General Manager VIC

Originally from a financial executive perspective and now as CEO, Jeff has broad industry experience across the construction, engineering and property development market segments. Leveraging his skills obtained from becoming a Chartered Accountant and completing an MBA, Jeff is responsible for the leadership and operational performance management of the company within the strategy and business plan agreed by the Board.