The Anglican Schools Commission will have a new home from 2024 with the purchase of a nine storey building in the Perth Central Business District.
The building at 441 Murray Street, Perth will be the new home of the ASC Head Office, ASC International, and the ASC Language School from late 2024. It will also be the permanent home for St George’s Anglican Grammar School, with a gradual move for some classes from 2025, and the full operation of the school from 2030 once five further floors are added to the building.
ASC Chief Executive Officer, The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM, said there had been a broad search for a new home for the ASC and ASC International, after outgrowing the current premises in Mt Claremont. “We needed to plan for the future of the ASC. Our organisation has grown, and we are spread between our Bold Park offices and leased premises in the city,” he said.
“441 Murray Street will provide a contemporary office environment, one that provides for our Head Office needs for years to come. “Along with the growth of St George’s Anglican Grammar School in the CBD and the need to secure a permanent new home for the school, we looked to Perth city to find
the best solution.”
Reverend Laurence said St George’s is currently spread over three leased premises in William Street and faced growing demand for student places and space for additional facilities.
“Securing a permanent home for the School was a priority and this building allows for enrolment growth in the school and the space to diversify and broaden the curriculum offered,” he said.
“We are working with architects Hassell to plan the future of the building. We are creating specialist subject areas such as Dance, Textiles, Food Technology, and Woodwork and Metal Work for St George’s, as well as increasing the science, art, drama, music and design spaces. The science floor will be a true feature of the new building.”