The Hawthorndale Care Village has signed an agreement with The Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) to build one of the 13 care homes in the proposed new village.
This is a significant financial contribution to the construction of The Hawthorndale Care Village. SIT trades faculty staff and students will be responsible for the build and provide a sizeable proportion of the material costs for the home.
“Southland has a reputation of pulling together to get things done. This is a great example of that philosophy, and we are extremely fortunate to have an organisation such as SIT that is so connected to our community. We are humbled by their generous offer of assistance,” said project team member Paddy O’Brien.
The partnership also provides a learning experience for students on a commercial construction site with the guidance and support of the main contractor.
The project is estimated to cost $31.5 million on the former site of the Hawthorndale School on Tay Street. A significant amount of donations and grants have already been received since the fundraising campaign launched in October 2019. However, a current shortfall of $11 million is still needed to see the project through to completion.