03 Oct '11, 2am

Tenants of Old School in Mount Sophia fear end is near, after SLA extends their lease only until next June

Tenants of Old School in Mount Sophia fear end is near, after SLA extends their lease only until next June

Proprietors and tenants are concerned about their future at Old School in Mount Sophia, with its lease running only until next June and news that only one of the six buildings there has been marked for conservation. -- ST PHOTO: TERRENCE LIM By Eisen Teo The arts community and tenants of Old School in Mount Sophia are wondering how long it will be before they are asked to vacate the former Methodist Girls' School campus. They are worried that they will have the lease on the place only until next June and concerned by the news last week that only one of the six buildings on the site was conserved in August. The 140,000 sq ft, six-block estate now houses 35 tenants, ranging from artists and designers to Sinema Old School, a cinema for local film-makers. Old School directors Ken Chong, Andrew Lau and a third, unnamed business partner were awarded a two-year lease by the Singa...

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