NZIQS Otago S.I.T St John's Centre for Creative Industries site visit
Southern Institute of Technology, St John's Centre, 113 Esk Street, Invercargill
(4:00 PM New Zealand Standard Time)
After years in the planning SIT’s Centre for the Creative Industries has started to make visible progress, with the demolition of the old St John’s Church Hall which had been closed for several years.
The new $16m Centre for the Creative Industries will include the revitalised church, a new 3-storey building on the site of the old hall, an atrium joining the two buildings and a café extension to the north of the historic church.
The St Johns church is a listed Category 1 Heritage building and the structural strengthening and internal modernisation and alterations have strict Resource Consent conditions to adhere to.
The work on site commenced in March 2020 just before COVID-19 National Level 4 lockdown and is due for completion in October 2021.