Leys Institute Buildings

PHOTO: AUCKLAND COUNCIL The twin Leys Institute Buildings, owned by Auckland Council, will close on December 20.

The Leys Institute Buildings in Ponsonby, owned by Auckland Council, have been deemed unsafe to occupy.

In a recent seismic assessment, the buildings on St Mary’s Rd were found to have structural issues that would make the buildings unsafe should there be an earthquake.

As a result, the twin buildings would be closed until further notice from 5pm on December 20, the council said.

The 114-year-old buildings are home to the Leys Institute Library and Gymnasium, which were built in 1905 as a community centre with funds from Thomas Leys, in memory of his late brother, William.


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