• Plans have been unveiled for a $30 million 94-townhouse development at Wellington’s controversial heritage complex at Erskine College in Island Bay.

The red-stickered derelict former Catholic boarding school has been under threat of demolition for years, with redevelopment hinging on Save Erskine College Trust’s demands that the chapel and gardens be saved.

Property developer Ian Cassels revealed the plans on Thursday in the designated special housing area.

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Architectural drawings of the renovated chapel in a new $30m housing redevelopment of Island Bay’s heritage-listed Erskine College.