The NSW Government is spending $6 billion over four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools. This is the biggest investment in public school infrastructure in the history of NSW.

Inner Sydney High School is a State Significant Development involving the redevelopment of the existing Cleveland Street English High School into a 14-storey high rise high school for inner Sydney. The project is needed to alleviate enrolment pressure on surrounding high schools and accommodate future population growth within central Sydney.

Urbis had an advisory role during the design competition phase and worked with winning architects, FJMT during the approval phase. Our team provided strategy, town planning and community planning advice throughout and secured the approval through Department of Planning.

Urbis developed strategies to address significant height and FSR non-compliances of the scheme, which are necessary to meet the student accommodation needs of the area.

The site has a rich landscape with locally listed heritage items and an important interface with Prince Alfred Park.

Urbis and award-winning architects, FJMT, developed a state-of-the-art proposal that seamlessly integrated the old and new fabric of the heritage and park landscape.

The NSW Government is promoting Inner Sydney High School as a ‘world-class’ high-rise school and a benchmark for other school projects. Students will be able to attend the school in 2020.

Urbis is excited to team with FJMT to deliver Sydney’s next high-rise school. These buildings are the future of education in Sydney to deal with cost, space and enrolment pressure. We have a responsibility to ensure every student has a place at a local school.