17 May 2010

$1b campus changes proposed by Otago University

7:04 pm on 17 May 2010

More than $1 billion worth of changes to the University of Otago's campus is proposed over the next 20 years.

The university commissioned a master plan for the campus to deal with its expanding student intake and the resultant pressure on existing facilities.

The plan recommends demolishing several university buildings and replacing with new ones, including new staff and student accommodation.

The university says its facilities are already under-resourced and predicts its intake will expand so much it will require an extra 100,000 square metres of space in Dunedin alone.

The plan also recommends changing one-way traffic streets to a two-way flow and improve flood controls on the Water of Leith.