MIT Unaffected by Mainzeal Receivership
Manukau Institute of Technology Students Unaffected
by Mainzeal Receivership
Work on Manukau Institute of Technology’s (MIT) new campus in the centre of the Manukau CBD has halted as a result of the Mainzeal receivership.
However, MIT students are unaffected and the tertiary institute is still enrolling for 2013 for all programmes.
Mainzeal is contracted to construct the new $95 million Manukau Campus which is a partnership between MIT and Auckland Transport to provide a modern and future-proofed tertiary educational facility and an integrated bus and train station.
On completion the six-storey campus will house up to 5000 students and 120 staff, mainly from MIT’s Faculty of Business. It will also feature retail and commercial outlets, a 250 seat theatre and will be above Auckland Transport’s Manukau Transport Exchange.
MIT Chief Executive Peter Brothers says, “We are working closely with PwC, Mainzeal’s receivers, to get our new Manukau campus project back on track.
We now hope to have it open and ready for use by the beginning of the academic year in 2014,” says Dr Brothers.
MIT continues to meet the needs of its 18,000 students across its campuses throughout the Auckland region and is now open for enrolment across all its programmes for 2013.
“We continue to offer new and improved programmes tailored to suit the needs of both students and employers and allowing for ‘earn while you learn’ part-time study, as well as full-time study options. This includes all new programmes at our Faculty of Business,” says Dr Brothers.
There will be no financial impact of Mainzeal’s receivership on students and MIT’s focus continues to be on providing high quality technical and applied qualifications leading to employment.