The College is deeply grateful to Honorary Fellow Ian Wall AM and Pamela Wall OAM for their generous commitment to enable the addition of an extra two levels to the College carpark.
The carpark extension, to begin in February and be completed mid-year, will increase our total number of spaces in the College carpark by 60, from 98 to 158. This will enable a clear majority of St Mark’s students to park securely in College.
Ian and Pamela Wall’s remarkable generosity in making this possible follows their quite exceptional support to the College in other building projects – including the Ian and Pamela Wall Academic Centre and the Wall Flats, amongst other projects – and to support St Mark’s students with scholarships.
Ian, who was a student at St Mark’s from 1950 to 1954, explains his support for the College this way: “If it weren’t for St Mark’s College, I would not have had the success I have had in my life.”
Being deeply grateful for this, Ian and Pamela are committed to handing on the opportunities Ian had while at St Mark’s even better for current and future generations.
The Chair of the College Board, Ms Linda Matthews, and the Head of College, Professor Don Markwell, have both expressed the College’s profound thanks to Ian and Pamela for their continuing outstanding support for the College in this way.
The College’s architect and Honorary Fellow, Professor Rob Cheesman AM, along with Eva Olak of Cheesman Architects, are working closely with the College to oversee the carpark expansion.
Tenders for the project were called and received in November and, after careful assessment, the College is engaging Mossop Construction + Interiors (the builders of the original carpark) to undertake the building project. Mossop will include electric vehicle charging in the extended carpark.
Some current carparking spaces will be unavailable during the construction phase, and the College is actively seeking alternative carparking spaces for this period before the greatly expanded carpark is available in semester 2, 2020.
Many thanks again, Ian and Pamela Wall!
Photo: Board Chair Ms Linda Matthews, Mr Ian Wall AM and Mrs Pamela Wall OAM, architect Professor Rob Cheesman AM, Head of College Professor Don Markwell