Category Archives: Construction Alerts

Construction Alert: Northeast entrance at NOTL Campus to close June 14

NOTL Campus map
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As construction progresses on the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium and Agri-Food Research  project at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, the construction zone will be expanded tomorrow (June 14) to  include the main  entrance at the northeast corner of the main campus building, as well as the stairway exits at the northeast corner of the building, adjacent to Yerich Auditorium. During the construction period, the closest entrance to the east side of the main campus building is at the south end of the East Wing. (see graphic at right). These changes will be in effect for the duration of the construction period for the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and Agri-Food Research project, which is scheduled to continue until spring, 2018.

About the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium and Agri-Food Research  project

This 49,000 square-foot, four-storey expansion project includes a fitness centre/studio and gymnasium on the lower floor; five classrooms and a security office on the main floor; classrooms, student entrepreneurship space, a science lab and meeting rooms on the second floor; and industry space, student research space, food sciences and processing lab, and meeting rooms on the third floor. The project also incorporates sustainable technologies, including an electric vehicle charging stations, a green roof water retention system, high efficiency cooling system replacement, and a rainwater collection and irrigation system. The project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) and the Ontario government. Completion is scheduled for spring, 2018.

The Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and Agri-Food Research project is part of a $65 million campus redevelopment project at the Welland and NOTL Campuses designed to modernize learning environments, enhance students’ college experience, and expand NC’s role in research and innovation. Learn more at www.niagaracollege.ca/campusredevelopment

Construction Alert: Major construction to begin on east side of NOTL Campus

With construction set to begin on the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and Agri-Food Research project at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, a construction zone will be created March 9 at the northeast part of the campus. As the contractor begins work, the construction zone will be enclosed by fencing in the near future and will be accessible to construction personnel only.

NOTL Campus map
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The construction zone will encompass Parking Lots B3 and part of B2, will result in the closure of the main entrance at the northeast corner of the main campus building, as well as stairway exits at the northeast corner of the building, adjacent to Yerich Auditorium (See graphic at right). During the construction period, the closest entrance to the east side of the main campus building is at the south end of the East Wing. These changes will be in effect for the duration of the construction period for the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and Agri-Food Research project, which is scheduled to continue until summer, 2018.

To address the impact of construction projects on on-campus parking at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, additional permit parking was opened at the Niagara Corporate Business Centre (former Foster Wheeler building), adjacent to the campus on the northeast side earlier this year. Niagara College’s section of the lot, which is indicated with signage and fencing, is south of the walkway that connects to the campus. Niagara College permit parking is permitted in that section of the Niagara Corporate Business Centre lot only. This lot is fully accessible from campus roadways.

This 49,000 square-foot, four-storey expansion project includes a fitness centre/studio and gymnasium on the lower floor; five classrooms and a security office on the main floor; classrooms, student entrepreneurship space, a science lab and meeting rooms on the second floor; and industry space, student research space, food sciences and processing lab, and meeting rooms on the third floor. The project also incorporates sustainable technologies, including an electric vehicle charging stations, a green roof water retention system, high efficiency cooling system replacement, and a rainwater collection and irrigation system. The project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) and the Ontario government. Completion is scheduled for summer, 2018.

The Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and Agri-Food Research project is part of a $50 million campus redevelopment project at the Welland and NOTL Campuses designed to modernize learning environments, enhance students’ college experience, and expand NC’s role in research and innovation. Learn more at www.niagaracollege.ca/campusredevelopment.

Welland Campus: Temporary Road Closures Dec. 20

As part of the Welland Campus Academic Lab project, two temporary road restrictions will be in effect the morning of December 20:

Niagara College Boulevard:

From  7 am to 10 am, Niagara College Boulevard will be reduced to one lane, and the sidewalk in front of the Athletic Centre will be closed, along with the inside gymnasium entrance and hallway.

Road Closure Graphic

 

 

 

 

North Road:

From 10 am to 12 pm, the section of the North Road that extends from Niagara College Boulevard past the entrance to parking lots C-1 and C-2 will be closed. During this time, access to all C lots will be from the westerly portion of North Road, via Chippawayan Boulevard.

Road Closure Graphic

Welland Campus Road Closure – Nov. 14

As part of the Welland Campus Academic Lab project, the section of the North Road that extends from Niagara College Boulevard past the entrance to parking lots C-1 and C-2 will be closed from 9 am to 11 am on Monday, November 14. During this time, access to all C lots will be from the westerly portion of North Road, via Chippawayan Boulevard. A portion of pedestrian walkway and the east entrance to the Athletic Centre will also be closed during this time.

Note the affected area indicated with a dotted red line in the graphic below:

Impacted parking area map
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Construction Alert: Temporary Road Closure at Welland Campus

As part of the Welland Campus Academic Lab project, the section of the North Road that extends from Niagara College Boulevard past the entrance to parking lots C-1 and C-2 will be closed from 10 am to 2 pm on Wednesday, October 12. During this time, access to all C lots will be from the westerly portion of North Road, via Chippawayan Boulevard. A portion of pedestrian walkway and the east entrance to the Athletic Centre will also be closed during this time.

Note the affected area indicated with a dotted red line in the graphic below:

Impacted parking area map
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Construction Alert: Simcoe Extension/Student Commons at Welland Campus

Initial preparation and demolition work is scheduled to begin the week of September 19 for the Simcoe Extension and Student Services/Student Commons projects at the Welland Campus. Please watch for new direction signage and refer to this campus map for key detours and access changes.

These projects are part of a $50-million campus redevelopment that includes projects at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses, designed to enhance our students’ experience and modernize our learning environments.

The preliminary and demolition work on the Simcoe extension and Student Services/Student Commons project requires the closure of some areas of the main complex at the Welland Campus, and will result in temporary changes to interior and exterior access points (see map):

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Inside:

  • The corridor that runs behind the existing cafeteria and east of the Hamilton Room is closed. Access to The Core, The Shack, SAC offices and Athletics Centre will be via the Learning Commons or Merritt corridor.
  • UPDATE: Arrangements have been made to provide access to the prayer room during the construction period. A new, expanded prayer room is part of the Student Commons project.
  • Access to the Hamilton Room will be from the south corridor only. To comply with fire regulations, a set of temporary doors will be installed for access to S160.
  • The Core patio will be closed, and the former north patio door will be an emergency exit only.

Outside:

  • The eastern portion of the traffic turnaround off of North Road (between the Rankin Technology Centre and the Athletic Centre), will be permanently closed. Pedestrian access from the C parking lots will remain along the east side of the Rankin Technology Centre. Limited accessible parking spots will be available on the east side of the traffic turnaround. These spots will eventually be relocated to the C-lot. In the meantime, click here to view all Welland Campus lots, including all accessible parking.

The Simcoe expansion is a 37,000-square-foot extension to the north end of the Simcoe Building that will include a student activity centre and a 600-seat cafeteria and an expansion of the existing prayer room. The two-storey renovation will also accommodate Justice Studies programs, including new demonstration labs and classrooms. The project is scheduled for completion in August 2017.

Currently entering its second phase, the Student Services Renovations and Student Commons project will include renovations to accommodate integrated student services, upgrades to the library, including a student test centre, and the creation of a new student commons. Phase 2, which includes renovated spaces for administration, health and wellness, the Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership, Co-op, and Student Services, is scheduled for completion in fall 2017.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we complete these exciting projects. For more information and regular updates, visit www.niagaracollege.ca/campusredevelopment.

Construction zone extended at NOTL

As progress continues on the 13,000 square-foot expansion of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, the construction area has been extended to accommodate key elements of the project.

The expanded construction area is expected to be in place for three weeks, and has been scheduled for a time with limited campus activity to minimize disruption, while ensuring that access is restored for the start of the Fall 2016 term.

During this period, please note:

  • The campus road will be temporary closed near the teaching brewery. “B” Lots will still be accessible via the laneway that extends to the east of the lots.
  • The Greenhouse and Niagara College Teaching Brewery are accessible via south entrances only, and temporary Greenhouse and Brewery parking is available on the south side of the campus road, and identified with signage.
  • There is no internal access to the Greenhouse and Teaching Brewery via the CFWI building at this time – access to these facilities is via the campus road only.
  • Access to the CFWI building during this time is via the main entrance and north entrance only.

The CFWI expansion is a key element of a major campus redevelopment at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses designed to support growth, enhance the student experience and expand Niagara College’s research and innovation capabilities. For more information visit www.niagaracollege.ca/campusredevelopment.

Construction Alert: Temporary access changes at CFWI/NOTL Campus

As work continues on the 13,000 square-foot expansion of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, temporary access changes will be in place in May – August. The CFWI expansion is a key element of a major campus redevelopment at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses designed to support growth, enhance the student experience and expand Niagara College’s research and innovation capabilities. Learn more.