F Building Refurbishment Project

South West TAFE’s Warrnambool campus accompanies a range of buildings to accommodate the vast range of course offerings. F Building is located on the southerly end of the campus and was built in 1988. F Building currently accommodates the Pure Academy (Hair, Beauty & Massage), School of Education (VCAL, Disability, Reconnect and ESL), Automotive and Plumbing apprenticeship programs

The project will refurbish and upgrade the F Building at Warrnambool campus which will provide new flexible learning spaces and student amenities area, minor refurbishment to existing teaching spaces and classrooms, new expanded massage area, entry upgrade, and new toilet blocks. 

The completion of the project will provide an opportunity for accessible and fit-for-purpose facilities to address the increase in demand for the School of Education programs, and industry-relevant training.

The project team

Principal Architect
Vincent Chrisp Architects

Quantity Surveyor
Wilde & Woollard Quantity Surveyors

Construction Contractor
To be announced

Project update

23 August 2021

Following the term break and classroom moves being completed, level 3 of F Building has been cleared of all furniture in preparation for the first phase of demolition and construction to occur. Main construction tenders have been received and the project team is working with the soon to be announced builder to commence works before the end of August.

The project team wishes to thank all of the students and staff impacted as part of these moves and ensure you all that the disruption will be worth the final result which we are all very excited to share with the South West TAFE community once completed.

The project will see construction on level 3 for the entire duration of the project, while some works in Pure and the foyers will be completed and handed back to South West TAFE for use prior to final completion. This will see a modern and exciting massage facility for Pure Academy, new toilet blocks and refreshed foyer space on level 2. The ground level foyer and toilets will be refurbished for the plumbing and automotive areas, and we will also see a modern facelift for the main stairwell when the project is finished!

In the second stage of construction, works will continue on level 3 and the builder will also begin the extension of Pure Academy to provide a fresh new theory space for the students, updated laundry facilities, dedicated beauty room and a new, modern salon facility taking advantage of the amazing views of Lake Pertobe and the ocean!

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back into the refurbished building come the start of the 2022 teaching year!

F Building refurbishment timeline
F Building refurbishment timeline
F Building Refurbishment Project Student Breakout Space
F Building Refurbishment Project Student Breakout Space
F Building Refurbishment Project Student Breakout Space
F Building Refurbishment Project Student Breakout Space

The F Building Refurbishment Project is funded by the Victorian Government through the Victorian TAFE Asset Maintenance Program.