4 Aug 2017

Work on $26m upgrade to Hornby High gets underway

6:51 pm on 4 August 2017

The first sod has been turned for a $26 million redevelopment of Hornby High School in Christchurch.

Hornby Primary School

A tree was also planted at Hornby Primary School to mark the completion of a $3.5m upgrade. Photo: RNZ / Logan Church

At the ceremony today, Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe said 90 percent of the school's existing buildings would be demolished.

New buildings will include 45 new teaching spaces, a new gym, and administration area.

The project is due to be completed by mid-2019.

Mr Macindoe also planted a tree at Hornby Primary School today, to mark the completion of a $3.5m upgrade.

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