OUSA recreation manager Debbie Coulter checks on refurbishment work in the Evison Lounge at OUSA's recreation centre yesterday. Photo by Linda Robertson.
The Otago University Students' Association recreation centre
has been reopened as contractors complete finishing touches
on a $2 million refurbishment.
OUSA recreation manager Debbie Coulter said the Albany St
building, which had been closed for renovations since the end
of last year, was reopened this week.
The centre, formerly known as the clubs and societies
building, had been updated for the ''21st century'' and work
included making meeting spaces more ''flexible'', upgrading
heating and lighting and generally making the building more
inviting for students, Ms Coulter said.
''It was well overdue for a bit of TLC, having not been
touched for a generation,'' she said.
Other work included upgrading the building to meet the latest
health and safety requirements.
Contractors were still completing finishing touches, which
were expected to be completed in about a week, she said.
OUSA general manager Darel Hall said the work was expected to
The refurbishment had taken longer than expected, as it was
previously hoped building would be completed in time for