New museum under way for Sheppie

2016-05-19 06:00
PHOTO: supplied An artist's impression of the museum that was presented to council in 2013.

PHOTO: supplied An artist's impression of the museum that was presented to council in 2013.

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IF you’re wondering what’s happening on Port Shepstone beachfront, between Kapenta Bay Hotel­ and the water slides, construction to a new R17 million museum is under way.

Plans were presented by architects­ from Osmond Lange Architects and Planners to Hibiscus Coast Municipality in 2013 after the Department of Arts and Culture allocated the site.

The building will comprise a library­ complex, offices, a boardroom, information hub and restaurant area with a deck overlooking the ocean.

The restaurant is seen as a separate tenant installation and will assist in sustaining a steady flow of income to the museum especially over weekends.

There will also be an open and closed exhibition area, amphitheatre and store rooms.

“We are yet to consolidate on the number of job opportunities as the project is implemented in different phases,” said Hibiscus Coast Municipality spokesperson, Simon April.

He said the contract duration is 12 months and it is anticipated that work should be completed by 26 January, 2017.

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