07 Nov '11, 2pm

[CNA] Plans to redevelop Old [email protected] Sophia to go ahead: URA

[CNA] Plans to redevelop Old School@Mount Sophia to go ahead: URA

SINGAPORE: Authorities have said that it is not possible to conserve every former school in Singapore. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) was responding to queries from Channel NewsAsia following a Facebook campaign to "Save Old School", which was started by some old girls of Methodist Girls' School. Old School @ Mount Sophia, a former school campus, is now an arts enclave, with a cluster of six buildings. It was earlier announced that the site had been marked for residential development. With their lease ending next June, arts groups now using the campus have also expressed concerns that they won't be able to find another affordable venue to ply their craft. They said that's because most of them run on very little funding. The URA though said it has to consider residential needs when deciding if buildings should be conserved. "While the government is committed to ret...

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