Contract awarded for GTA college campus expansion

by david_anderson | August 16, 2016 8:35 am

The Seneca College King Campus Expansion project is a 200,000 square foot facility that will provide new classrooms and amenity spaces to the campus in 2018. Photo courtesy CNW Group/Infrastructure Ontario
The Seneca College King Campus Expansion will provide new classrooms and amenity spaces to students and staff in 2018.
Photo courtesy Canada Newswire (CNW) Group/Infrastructure Ontario

Twenty-five new classrooms and a student area with a multi-purpose athletic and recreation space are just two of the new upgrades students at Seneca College’s King Campus will be able to enjoy, after the school’s expansion.

In addition, there will be new computer labs, specialty labs for training healthcare practitioners, a library, learning commons, student study space, gymnasium, fitness centre, informal study areas, and event spaces.

This is following the recent announcement that Seneca College and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) have awarded a fixed-price contract to EllisDon Corporation to design, build, and finance the 18,580-m2 (200,000-sf) expansion. The architects are MJMA and Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc.

The contract between Seneca College and EllisDon Corporation is for $70.9 million. Payment will be made by the province and the school at substantial completion in spring 2018 to ensure the project is delivered on time and budget. As well, the project is trying to obtain a Gold rating through the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) system.

Seneca College’s president, David Agnew, said this is an exciting time in the school’s history as it marks the beginning of the construction of the new campus building in King City, Ont.

“We look forward to working with EllisDon and its partners as we expand our facilities for the growing number of students and programs that are meeting the needs of employers and the community,” he said.

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