New Zealand Campus of Innovation and Sport
New Zealand Campus of Innovation and Sport is located on the former site of the Central Institute of Technology in Trentham, Upper Hutt.
Built as a tertiary campus in the 1970’s, Like the closure of Dunlop’s, it greatly affected the community when it the doors closed in 2001. There was significant interest from residential developers wanting to simply build residential housing on the land, meaning the potential to create a resource that would be an engine to the economy would be lost to the community forever.
In 2016 the land and buildings were purchased by Malcolm Gillies and Kevin Melville and have since been developed into a state of the art facility, housing commercial office space, conferencing, dining, accommodation and an impressive new Sports Hub and Athletes Village.