Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Victoria University looks to expand campuses

15 July 2014

Victoria University looks to expand campuses

Victoria University of Wellington is proceeding with development plans for a major new science building on the University’s Kelburn campus, and the redevelopment of Rutherford House in central Wellington.

On the Kelburn campus, construction of a new building will enhance the science precinct at Victoria. The new area will house teaching and research labs for biological science and general teaching facilities.

In addition, the University is proceeding with plans for the construction of an extension to Rutherford House on the University’s Pipitea Campus. This will support the growth aspirations of Victoria’s Business School.

Chancellor Ian McKinnon said the projects, which will cost over $100 million, represented a significant investment in the further development of the University’s facilities to support continuing growth.

“These construction projects are part of the University’s commitment to providing a first-class student experience and maintaining Victoria’s reputation as a leader in teaching and research.

“The Rutherford House extension is focused on developing student spaces to enhance the learning and teaching environment. This work is modelled on the very successful Hub construction which has transformed the University’s Kelburn campus.

"The Council fully supports the strategic campus development plans of the University.

“Continued investment in the University’s facilities ensures we have the capacity and capability to continue to add value to the Wellington economy.”

Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant Guilford says the investment in new facilities will help to ensure the University has the right environment to achieve its strategic goals.

“These plans give an exciting glimpse into the future of Victoria and its place as New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university.”

Work on both projects is still subject to a variety of approvals, as is consistent with any large capital development initiative, but detailed planning work is continuing.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Bodega: Venue Closing At The End Of The Year, After 25 Years Of Music

"It is with considerable sadness that, for reasons beyond our control, we regret to announce the closure of Bodega’s doors at the end of this year, after 25 years of faithful and committed service to live music in Wellington." More>>

Memorabilia: Te Papa Buys Peter Snell Singlet

Te Papa has purchased the singlet worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics at an auction this morning at Cordy’s auction house in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Women At The Centre

In the first chapter of her epic History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes places a version of the Māori creation story alongside that of the Pākehā colonists, setting the scene for how each society saw women. The contrast is startling. More>>

In Auckland Art Gallery: A Tour Of Duty

I had already started my journey through the exhibited collections when an audio announcement about a guided tour to embark shortly from the foyer was made, I decided to join in. Why not? More>>

Art: ‘Holiday’ Wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate embroidered cushion by Wellington artist Jo-Anne Tapiki has won the 2016 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Jo-Anne started working from IHC’s Arts on High studio in Lower Hutt 18 months ago and this is the first time she has entered the competition. More>>

‘Quasi’: Christchurch Art Gallery Reveals Rooftop Sculpture

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery's latest outdoor installation. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news