Wellington East Girls’ College’s historic main block is to be completely rebuilt as part of a $39 million redevelopment, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.
“This is an exciting development,” says Ms Parata. “Once the work is complete almost half the school’s teaching space will have been upgraded and transformed into flexible, open and light spaces that can be changed to meet learning and teaching needs.”
The college’s main block was completed in 1924, but it has not been used since 2011 due to structural issues.
The redevelopment will retain the block’s striking façade, but a completely new building will be built behind it containing 28 teaching spaces. In addition a second, separate, two-storey building will be built to house the school offices and another three learning spaces.