Leys Institute buildings closed indefinitely

Leys Institute Library and Gymnasium, Ponsonby

The 114-year old Auckland Council-owned Leys Institute buildings will close from 5pm, Friday 20 December until further notice.

The twin buildings are home to the Leys Institute Library and Gymnasium. A recently completed seismic assessment has found structural issues that make the buildings unsafe to occupy in the unlikely event of an earthquake.

Ponsonby Community Centre has been responsible for the management of the Leys Gymnasium for many years. We are very sad that the building needs to be closed but understand that the risk to the community is too great to continue services. Auckland Council and the Ponsonby Community Centre are working with the current hirers based at the Leys to find suitable replacement venues for their activities. If you have any queries regarding services, please refer to the service provider in the first instance as they will have the most up to date information.