Study and relax

Students (back from left) Freya, Niall, Gabriel, Matthew, Alice and Kennedy watch over (front from left) Mordialloc MP Timothy Richardson, James Merlino, Mark Dreyfus, Vicki Steer and Cornish College board chair Reverend Dr Robert Johnson.

By Cam Lucadou-Wells

Works have started on a $4 million Senior Studies Centre at Cornish College in Bangholme.

The project, designed by McGlashan Everist Architects, features an open-style learning space as well as comfy social spaces with homely furniture and fireplaces.

Its unique indoor-outdoor study areas will overlook the 100-acre property’s wetlands.

Principal Vicki Steer said the centre would enable independent study, collaboration, coaching and mentoring, informal interactions and relaxation.

The first sod-turning ceremony was witnessed by Education Minister James Merlino as well as state MP Timothy Richardson and federal MP Mark Dreyfus.

The project received a $2 million funding from the State Government.

It is expected to open in mid-2019.