We need your help! The Massey University Foundation must raise $5.3 million to turn this important piece of our history into the gateway to our future.
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Completed in 1931 the Refectory was only the second building on the campus of the Massey Agricultural College on the outskirts of Palmerston North. At that time it was the vibrant heart of a young Agricultural College, a place for students and staff to eat, rest and socialise.
By 1964 the Agricultural College had become a University and student numbers had expanded beyond the capability of the building. A new dining hall was built and the Refectory was converted into much needed teaching space.
Now after several more changes of use, and years of wear and tear, the building stands empty and in need of urgent repair and earthquake strengthening. Massey is committed to restoring the Refectory and making it once again the heart and soul of the campus.
We have ambitious plans to restore the original double height dining hall and the adjoining student common room to their former architectural glory. A new annex will become the University headquarters and will house the University Chancellery.