Te Rangihiroa college takes shape

PHOTO: GERARD O’BRIEN
PHOTO: GERARD O’BRIEN
A tradesman carries a ladder between the wings of Te Rangihiroa residential college as it continues to take shape at the corner of Albany and Forth Sts, in Dunedin.

University of Otago chief operating officer Stephen Willis said construction was tracking well.

Steel structure installation, roof construction, the installation of pre-cast floor panels, work on the facade, and the internal fit-out were all under way in the first phase of the project.

Planning by the project team meant the present nationwide shortage of building supplies such as steel and Gib board were being managed effectively, he said.

The 450-bed college would include seven levels, spread over four wings.

It was expected to meet the New Zealand Green Building Council’s 5-star rating for excellence and would welcome its first residents in Semester 2 next year, he said. 

 

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