Stage 1 of Fortitude Valley State Secondary College Now Ready for Use

Photo credit: The State of Queensland (Department of Education) 2020 / fortitudevalleyssc.eq.edu.au

Construction of Fortitude Valley State Secondary College is well underway and Stage 1, comprising the Brookes Street Precinct, is now complete and ready to welcome the school’s foundation Year 7 students in Term 1, 2020.

The school will open in three stages: Brookes Street Precinct will be ready for Year 7 students at the start of Term 1, 2020; St Pauls Terrace Precinct in mid-2020; and the Future Secondary Learning Precinct in Term 1, 2023.

Brookes Street Precinct is now complete and furniture delivered in time for the start of the academic year. Other construction updates include the removal of scaffolds from the junior learning building in the St Pauls Terrace Precinct, even as internal works, including wall sheeting and joinery, continue to progress.  

Fortitude Valley State Secondary College
Photo credit: The State of Queensland (Department of Education) 2020 / fortitudevalleyssc.eq.edu.au
Fortitude Valley State Secondary College
Photo credit: The State of Queensland (Department of Education) 2020 / fortitudevalleyssc.eq.edu.au
Photo credit: The State of Queensland (Department of Education) 2020 / fortitudevalleyssc.eq.edu.au

Fortitude Valley State Secondary College is inner-city Brisbane’s first school to open in over 50 years. The school will be delivered in conjunction with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). In September, 2018, Sharon Barker was appointed as its Foundation Principal. 

Fortitude Valley State Secondary College
Photo credit: The State of Queensland (Department of Education) 2020 / fortitudevalleyssc.eq.edu.au

Designed by Cox Architecture, Fortitude Valley State Secondary College will be located at the site of the former Fortitude Valley State School, at the corner of St Paul’s Terrace and Brookes Street. The structure will feature a distinctive vertical design.

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Artist impression of Brookes Street Precinct Plaza between the learning centre and performing arts building
Photo credit: The State of Queensland (Department of Education) 2020 / qed.qld.gov.au

Hutchinson Builders is the official builder for Stage 1 which includes the performing arts centre, sports centre, and main vertical building. Once complete, the school will accommodate up to 1,500 students and will service students from Fortitude Valley, Newstead, Bowen Hills, and New Farm.

By 2025, Fortitude Valley State Secondary College is expected to have a student population of 1,500 across all year levels.