Knox College earthquake strengthening and extension project
manager Sam Cadden, of Arrow International, inspects some old
doors which have been converted into a wall in an effort to
preserve part of the building's history.
The future of Knox College has been secured after the
commission which runs the Dunedin student residential hall
announced yesterday it had sourced loans to fund $11.3
million worth of earthquake-strengthening and extension work.
Knox College has advertised for a new leader, despite
warnings the tertiary residential facility may be closed
unless millions of dollars can be raised urgently for
earthquake-strengthening and more beds.
The head of the commission which governs Knox College says
the historic Dunedin residential hall might have to close
unless $10.8 million of funding for earthquake-strengthening
and extension work planned over the summer break is raised.
Knox College master Bruce Aitken - on leave after being
replaced by a Presbyterian Church commission - says he has
few concerns about behaviour at the college, but accepts some
traditions had to change.