News and Updates

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):

Cafeteria Map Thumbnail
Click to download the map in PDF format.

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.

Important Message: Parking Impacts – Campus Redevelopment

Niagara College is currently investing more than $50 million in campus redevelopment initiatives at our Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake Campuses – exciting projects that will modernize our learning environments and significantly enhance our students’ experience.

While these projects will have minimal impact on parking at our Welland Campus, it will reduce the number of available spots in the existing Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus lots, especially during the construction period.

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.

Campus redevelopment update July 2016

 

With summer in full swing, several campus redevelopment activities are heating up at Niagara College.

NC’s Campus Redevelopment project launched last year when the College broke ground on the new Walker Advanced Manufacturing Centre at the Welland Campus – which is now complete – and the CFWI expansion at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus – currently underway. Scheduled for completion by winter 2018, the project aims at positioning the College for the future by significantly improving student services and the campus experience.

Here are some of the latest updates across our campuses as NC’s Campus Redevelopment project continues to takes shape.

Welland Campus

Foundations are currently being constructed and renovations have kicked off for a new Academic Fitness Lab. The academic fitness lab will be part of a 13,000-square-foot academic training addition on the north side of the existing Athletic Centre.

The relocation of counselling and health services is also underway, which will bring health and wellness services for students together at the same location when the project is completed this September.

This marks the first phase of renovations which will eventually culminate in a new Learning Commons and library featuring enhanced learning support services at the heart of the Welland Campus.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus

This September, classes will take place in the Canadian Food and Wine Institute’s new lab facilities for baking and chocolate. The one-storey, 13,500-square-foot expansion to the CFWI, which kicked off last October, will also feature central stores and food and beverage sensory tasting labs. It is scheduled for completion in January 2017.

Enhancements to the cafeteria and student commons which began in June, are scheduled to be completed by September, along with the renovation of administrative services. New spaces will include a relocated info centre, combined health and wellness services, new test centre facilities, and a student-friendly registration and finance services area.

Niagara Falls Campus

As the College invests more than $50 million in redevelopment projects at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses – which will significantly modernize our learning environments and enhance our students’ experience – the Hairstyling program and its employees will have a new home at the Welland Campus as planned, effective September 2017. In addition, the Hospitality and Tourism Management, and International Business Management graduate certificate programs, as well as its employees operating at Niagara Falls, will move to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus in September 2017.

Remaining in Niagara Falls will be the College’s International Partnerships and Business Development teams, as well as the Job Centre.

It’s important to acknowledge how the hard work and dedication of the faculty and staff in Niagara Falls have contributed to an exceptional atmosphere and experience for our students.

The team at the Niagara Falls Campus will continue to support and engage our students until these academic programs relocate to the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses.

 

For more Campus Redevelopment news, visit http://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.

Campus redevelopment set to spring forward

The Rankin building

With exciting projects well underway at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses, construction will spring ahead in May, with four new projects set to begin.

With the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (Welland) and Canadian Food and Wine Institute expansion (Niagara-on-the-Lake) both progressing on time and on budget, shovels will soon hit the ground on the next phase of Capital Vision, including a new cafeteria and Simcoe Building extension; Applied Health Institute renovations at the Welland Campus and the new fitness centre and classrooms, student services renovations, learning commons and cafeteria at Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The projects slated to begin in May include:

  • The 10,330 square-foot academic training addition at Welland will be constructed to the north side of the existing athletic centre, and will include an academic fitness lab and flexible space that can ultimately be used as a second gymnasium.
  • A 37,000 square-foot cafeteria and Simcoe building expansion at Welland. This project, situated at the north end of the Simcoe Building, will include a new 525-seat cafeteria, student activity centre, kitchen and server, an expanded prayer room along with renovations to accommodate justice studies programs, including demonstration labs and classrooms.
  • The 20,000 square-foot fitness centre and classroom project at Niagara-on-the-Lake includes an expansion to the east side of the campus to replace the existing fitness centre while adding change rooms, an exercise studio, offices, reception and six new 40-seat classrooms.
  • The first phase of student services renovations, learning commons and cafeteria project at Niagara-on-the-Lake will include the relocation of the info centre, registrar’s office, counselling and health services on the main floor, and the construction of a new student commons, redesigned cafeteria, and meeting rooms on the lower level.
  • The first phase of renovations at the Welland Campus will include the relocation of counselling and health services in the Applied Health Institute.
Phase 1 update:

Much of the external work on the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre has been completed, and the project remains on schedule for a March 31 completion. Current work includes drywall installation, painting, flooring and HVAC installation.

The foundation and underground work is complete for the Canadian Food and Wine Institute expansion at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus. Structural steel work is also complete and roofing has begun. The project is on schedule for a December 2016 completion.

Launched in the spring of 2015 when ground was broken on the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre, the $51 million Capital Vision project will provide new and expanded facilities at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses to support growth, enhance the student experience and expand Niagara College’s applied research and innovation capabilities.

Capital Vision is supported in part by the Achieving Dreams Campaign, which is raising funds for campus redevelopment, equipment and resources and scholarship and student leadership opportunities.