About the Project
In November 2015, Selkirk College got the green light for renewal of its 50-year-old trades training facility. With $14.2 million in funding from the Provincial Government, aiming to invest in training facilities and equipment, the college forged ahead with the planned $18.9 million renewal.
Most of the trades training programs offered by Selkirk College are delivered at the Silver King Campus. The College serves over 10,000 students annually with about 500 trades seats at the Silver King Campus.
Project Update - December 4, 2017
Our weekly Silver King Campus Renewal Project update continues. Here’s what is happening over the next few days in the three main areas of the project:
North & South Trades Building
The North and South Trade buildings are completely open to faculty and students. The deficiencies are very close to being completed in both buildings and the final Close Out documents are being collected from the Construction Management Team. The sloped locker tops have arrived at the end of last week and were installed over the weekend and will be finished up at the beginning of this week in the South Trades building.
Student Commons Building
Backfilling of the interior and exterior of the Student Commons Building is 80 per cent complete and will hopefully finish this week. Please be aware that there will be increased traffic as dump trucks will be continuously bringing fill to the site for backfilling until they are complete. Please use caution and obey all signage in this area. Crews have finished laying the plumbing and the slab prep is expected to be completed next week to allow the Electrical Team to finish their services. The slab is expected to be poured in approximately two weeks. The main entrance to the Administration/Classroom block is still closed to the public, please use the rear doors (or North entrance) to enter the building. The front doors are expected to be functional with a temporary walkway built before the Christmas break. For access to the Cafeteria please follow the signage on site.
The focus of the construction team is on the Student Commons Building; therefore, there will not be a lot of action on the Carpentry site this week. However, crews have been busy de-watering the site and have started backfilling around the footings for frost protection. When the Student Commons Building is completed, construction crews will move full time to the Carpentry Building. There is miscellaneous lumber being stored just south of the Carpentry Construction Site, please use caution in this area. Please do not use the back access to the fire training centre and obey all signage in the area. The alley is also closed to automobiles, foot traffic only please.
Thanks again for your time and your continued patience with this project as we proceed towards a new era of learning at the Silver King Campus. If you have any concerns or questions about the above information please contact Communications Coordinator Bob Hall.
Watch for more to come about this exciting renewal of our Silver King Campus in Rosemont.