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 - March 19, 2018
Here is your Silver King Campus Renewal Project update. This is what’s is happening over the next few days in the three main areas of the project:
Student Commons Building
The second load of GLT Panels will be arriving on campus at 8 a.m. Monday (March 19). Workers may need to unload the panels by the front of the site gate, impeding traffic. In this case there will be someone directing pedestrians. The construction crew will also be using a large portion of the upper parking lot to set up the GLTs before the crane lifts them into place. The bus loop will still be in operation in the upper parking lot during this time; however, please be cautious in these areas and obey all personnel. GLTs and guard rails will be installed all week along with the grouting of the baseplates. The front entrance to the Administration Building remains open with a gravel path constructed 30 feet North of the old path, around the construction site.
Roofers have almost completed their work using the roof packages that arrived before the weekend. More roof packages may arrive this week and the zoom boom or forklift will be used to unload the packages. The alley might be closed intermittently throughout the week but only for short periods of time. As always, please obey all signage and flagging personnel around the construction site. The dirt from around half of the building was dug up last week and re-filled one foot at a time while compacting each layer in order to pass compaction testing. The other half of the building will be completed this week. A pressure test on the drain in the excavated hole inside the building occurred last week, once the test is passed, the underground services can be installed. Excavators will prepare for the plumbing first. The Glazer was also on site on Friday, measuring for the windows.
North& South Trades Building
There are no new updates for the North and South Trade buildings. Both buildings are completely open to faculty and students. There are a few minor deficiencies being finalized between classes, in the evenings, or on the weekends.
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.