Hutchinson Receives National Education Facility Award for Fortitude Valley State Secondary College Project

Hutchinson's Excellence in Education Facilities Shines at National Awards

Did you know that Hutchinson has been conferred a National Education Facility Award for its transformative work at Fortitude Valley State Secondary College?



The completion of Stage 2 of the project at Fortitude Valley State Secondary College marks a significant milestone in the school’s evolution. This phase introduces modern classrooms and a state-of-the-art sports center to Queensland’s first-ever vertical school. The expansion has created over 300 secure jobs for locals, fostering growth and development.

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At a cost of $43 million, Stage 2 adds an innovative senior learning precinct, poised to welcome the first cohort of Year 10 students. Education Minister Grace Grace highlighted the government’s substantial $143 million investment, enriching both education and employment opportunities in our inner-city suburb.

The new facilities encompass 13 purpose-built classrooms, tailored for Years 10 to 12 students. These spaces are equipped with cutting-edge amenities, including technology labs, industry-standard kitchens, senior science labs, a textiles studio, and dedicated breakout areas fostering collaborative learning.

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Minister Grace emphasized the integration of these classrooms above a comprehensive sports facility with two versatile courts, showcasing the project’s innovative design and functionality.

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Hutchinson Builders’ triumph in the National Education Facility Award spotlights their commitment to delivering exceptional learning environments. This recognition reinforces their position as leaders in creating state-of-the-art educational infrastructure within our community.



The Master Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards celebrated outstanding projects and talent across various sectors. Hutchinson’s success underscores the dedication to excellence witnessed in the construction and development industries, resonating within our community and beyond.

This achievement not only elevates the school’s educational offerings but also shines a bright spotlight on Fortitude Valley’s commitment to fostering progressive and advanced learning environments for our residents.

Published 29-December-2023