The University of Otago has approved a plan to increase the
capacity of one of its residential colleges.
During the closed section of last week's university council
meeting, it approved a plan to add 20 bedrooms to Toroa
College, in Regent Rd.
Property services director Barry MacKay said the project
would raise the capacity of the college to 152.
At the same time as adding the bedrooms, the university would
also build a dividable 190sq m common room, toilets, stairs
and a rooftop terrace, Mr MacKay said.
This would address a shortfall in communal space at the
college. Construction was expected to start in November and
be completed by the start of the 2014 academic year.
The cost was ''commercially sensitive'', as the contract had
not yet been awarded.