Polytech council approves plan to relocate sports institute

Otago Polytechnic has approved plans to move the Otago Institute of Sport and Adventure to the former art gallery building at Logan Park once a $3 million refurbishment plan has been endorsed by the Dunedin City Council.

If the plan is approved by the city council, the Otago Institute of Sport and Adventure, now situated in Harbour Tce, would become the largest tenant in the upgraded building.

The council's refurbishment plans were approved at a non-public meeting of its property subcommittee and were expected to be given endorsement at the next full council meeting on May 14.

Council city property manager Robert Clark last month said the institute would lease about three-quarters of the building and Sport Otago would take the rest, with both organisations indicating they would be prepared to take 12-year leases.

The polytechnic approved the shift in a closed session of its council meeting last week.

Subject to approval from the council, polytechnic planned to relocate to the building by the end of this year.


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