EllisDon to transform Seneca College’s King Campus, Ontario, Canada
Construction and building company EllisDon has won the project to finance, design and construct the new development of Seneca College’s King Campus, alongside MJM Architects and Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc. The expansion will target LEED Gold in the Canada Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design, ensuring the build is sustainable within the open space.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development said: “With today’s announcement, we move one important step closer to the Seneca College King Campus expansion. Our government is proud to support this project, which will bring innovative programs and additional student services to King City and increase access to high-quality postsecondary education in Ontario”.
The project will be undertaken in several phases. The construction will incorporate 25 new classrooms which will accommodate an additional 1,450 students, in addition to a library, space for healthcare practitioners and space for students to study and relax. The development will also incorporate sporting facilities, with a gymnasium and various sporting areas. By August 2018, the build will successfully house over 5,000 students.
David Agnew, President at Seneca College said: “We’re delighted to be moving forward on the expansion of Seneca’s King Campus. The new and revitalized space will allow us to accommodate the growing demand for postsecondary education in the York Region. It will also ensure that our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities as they study in innovative programs that address every stage of life from early childhood education to gerontology”.
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