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Erskine Chapel centrepiece of major redevelopment plans

The Wellington Company has released plans for the $7 million restoration of the historic French Gothic chapel at Island Bay’s Erskine College site as part of a multi-million-dollar redevelopment project.

The development includes building a range of terraced houses and apartment units on parts of the 1.8ha site, refurbishing the chapel’s wedding/function centre, building a new café and early childcare centre, creating a heritage precinct with large public open spaces and restoring Reverend Mother’s garden.

Earthquake strengthening and restoring the 1930 Chapel of the Sacred Heart, recognised as one of New Zealand’s finest gothic chapels, will protect the Category 1-listed historic building for the future.

It would resume as a popular wedding venue with a charitable trust to be set up to manage the chapel. Renowned for its superb acoustics, the chapel had previously hosted Kiwi singer Kiri Te Kanawa and the Vienna Boy’s Choir.

The Erskine Showroom is now closed as construction is underway. For more information please visit www.erskine.nz or contact one of our Agents.