The Somerville House Master Plan represents a 20-year vision for the School to 2040.

 

 

Phase 1 - Refurbishment of the Heritage Heart

The refurbishment of the Heritage Heart encompasses the A Block classrooms, Cumbooquepa and the Heritage Gardens. This is an exciting phase of the Master Plan. A Block forms an integral part of the School's history. The building first opened in 1920, and the original plaque will remain a feature of the building's significance to the School community. This school area will be restored to its former grandeur with characteristic brick and lintel construction and a sacred timber weatherboard façade facing Cumbooquepa. The project will re-establish the character features of this building while introducing new elements that respect and celebrate its traditional fabric. 

Phase 1 Progress

Phase 2 - SomerFields (Stage 1)

Somerville House will lead the way for all girls’ schools, with the plans underway for SomerFields. Stage 1 includes the development of two main fields, along with civil works and car parking infrastructure completed. To learn more about the full plans for our world-class sporting and recreational precinct, click here. This facility will complement our current facilities, which will enable the School to optimise sporting opportunities for our students. 

Phase 3 - Senior School Precinct

The Senior School Precinct, including the Heritage Heart A Block restoration, will position Somerville House as one of the premier girls’ schools of its time by establishing a new standard for educational facilities synonymous with our pedagogy and culture. With a focus on preserving the existing heritage components of the campus while building modern technology-enabled learning spaces for the future, we are utilising and recycling existing buildings to their fullest potential. The new Senior School Building will include four new specialist areas (SLAs), a new Art Precinct, Senior Canteen, twenty general learning areas (GLAs), quiet study zones and change/locker rooms. This project intends to raise the standard and flexibility of the Senior amenities to match those recently completed works in the Goodwin, Bauer and Foundation buildings.



If you would like to be involved in building Somerville's story, please contact Ms Petrina Gilmore, Director of Philanthropy, Somerville House Foundation.  

Email: foundation@somerville.qld.edu.au

If you have any questions or feedback about the Master Plan, please contact Ms Renee Bromiley, Business Manager. 

Email: masterplan@somerville.qld.edu.au