Erskine #5 – June 2017

When I turned up at the Environment Court last week to hear the latest arguments in the Erskine saga, all was quiet.  It turns out that the parties were in mediation, which is a mile better on from where they were previously – even the Environment Court judge dealing with the case, who must see…

Erskine College #4

Further developments on Erskine are afoot.  As discussed in the last update we wrote in January 2017, the owner of the site in Island Bay, The Wellington Company, has applied for consent from the Save Erskine College Trust (SECT) to develop the site and demolish the buildings. In April 2017, SECT turned this down.  SECT has employed Victoria University architecture lecturer Christine McCarthy to…

Erskine #3

The beautiful chapel at Erskine College has been cordoned off this week (as pictured above) because a new engineering report written

Erskine College #2

Pre-Christmas, things appear to be moving fast on Erskine College.  Last week, the Save Erskine College Trust (SECT) was given an interim enforcement order by the Environment Court against developer The Wellington Company, the owner of the college.  

Erskine College #1

I was surprised to see in my Saturday newspaper that the advertisements have begun for the 96 new houses, apartments and townhouses (as pictured) that are planned for the Erskine College site in Island Bay.   Of course I know that they are spec built, and so the developer needs to start selling them even before…