University of Otago announces new $150 million building in Christchurch

The University of Otago has announced plans to build a new building at its current Christchurch campus.

The six-storey building is estimated to cost $150 million, and will be the biggest ever construction project the university has undertaken.

The university aims to complete the new building on Oxford Terrace by 2022, in time for the 50th anniversary of the campus.

The building will enable the growth of the campus’ world-class health science research and education programmes, said Vice Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne.

When the new building is completed, the existing ‘Riccarton’ building will be utilised primarily for teaching activities and clinical research projects involving Christchurch Hospital staff and patients.