The wraps are off!
The scaffolding has finally come down from the multi-million dollar redevelopment of the Moore College site.
The College's new Teaching & Learning Centre, on the corner of King St and Carillon Avenue, has been rising since 2014.
But this week the wraps have come off and the keys to the new building were handed to the Principal, Dr Mark Thompson.
“This is a significant milestone”, Dr Thompson said. “In one way or another a building has been planned on this site for 50 years and now in God’s goodness it is here.”
Principal Mark Thompson gets the keys outside the new entrance. The centre has one lower ground level and 6 above ground levels, providing almost 8,000 square metres of space. There is room to expand the Moore College Library, which is already the largest theological library in the Southern Hemisphere.
The building also includes a large lecture theatre, new flexible teaching/meeting rooms & spaces, an auditorium large enough to bring together the entire undergraduate student body in one place, as well as a purpose-built built research and study spaces for students.
There is much excitement on campus as staff, students and faculty get ready to move into the new building, which will be officially opened in February.