December 9, 2013
Edmonton college expansion moves ahead
GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA
The Government of Alberta is moving forward with a plan to expand NorQuest College in Edmonton, which involves the construction of a new building and the renovation of existing space.
“NorQuest College specializes in practical education and upgrading programs that help many Albertans and newcomers enter the workforce or enhance their skills,” said Thomas Lukaszuk, deputy premier and minister of enterprise and advanced education.
“This is a vital role in Campus Alberta and it’s crucial to ensure we have a trained and productive workforce for years to come.”
The new North Learning Centre will be a 22,500 sq. metre, four-story building on the corner of 108 Street and 103 Avenue, north of the school’s existing primary campus.
Site preparation and construction work will begin in 2014. Construction of the new building will accommodate about 2,500 new students by the next decade, which will add to NorQuest’s current enrolment of about 8,500 students annually.
The project will create a new green space on the south east corner of NorQuest’s campus, after a smaller building currently located there is demolished.
Renovations to an existing eight-storey campus building, the South Learning Centre, will expand student services and study areas, as well as provide more accessible learning space and update building systems.
The North Learning Centre will open in 2017 and renovations to the South Learning Centre will be complete in 2018.
The $190 million projects are NorQuest’s first capital investment since 1971.
The provincial government is providing $170 million toward the projects, while the remaining funding will be raised by NorQuest College through capital fundraising efforts.
The concept of Campus Alberta was created to formalize and encourage further collaboration between the province’s 26 publicly funded post-secondary institutions.
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