Construction commenced: The Friends’ School Redevelopment Stage 2

Posted on May 20, 2022

With the first stage nearing completion, H2o Architects is excited to see the second stage of our development for The Friends’ School in Hobart underway.


Designed by H2o Architects with Bence Mulcahy, Stage 2 includes the conversion of the existing WN Oats Sports Hall into a two-level learning centre at the heart of the campus.


The multi-stage development follows the initial masterplan undertaken in 2016 by H2o with Bence Mulcahy for the school’s Commercial Road and Argyle Street campuses.


Almost complete, the first stage sits at the centre of a new recreational hub, and acts as an interconnected web joining previously disparate buildings and spaces across a number of levels.


Currently under construction by Fairbrother builders, Stage 2 is due for completion by the start of the 2023 school year.



Pictured: Stage 2 of the Friends’ School redevelopment. Founded in 1887, the school is the first co-educational private school in Australia, and with 1300 students, it’s also the largest Quaker school in the world. Render by CUUB Studio.