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 $23 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 - August 27, 2018
New Carpentry Building
Construction crews are working hard to complete final finishes for this building to be ready for occupancy in September. These include final millwork finishes, mechanical system start-ups and commissioning including the shop dust collector and ventilation systems as well as application of the floor sealer. Permanent power to this building was established over the weekend of August 18. We are planning on having the building ready for occupancy for a Foundation class to start on September 10 and a Third Year Apprentice class to start on September 17.
Student Commons Building
A significant amount of the exterior building work is complete now and the focus is on completion of interior finishes. These include final drywall finishes and painting, electrical wiring, lighting, etc. The elevator is scheduled for installation around mid-September. Final storm and sanitary sewer tie-ins will be completed shortly. As this work will require closing of the roadway to the lower cafeteria area, please obey all detour signage during this work.
Targeting to have substantial completion of the entire Silver King renovation project on October 31, 2018. This is somewhat later than originally anticipated and is a result of challenging weather conditions experienced last winter and re-engineering/designing numerous facets of the work to control costs and keep the project on budget.
Upon substantial completion, we'll still have a number of key areas to address including demolition of the current Administration building and final landscaping around the new Student Commons building and the former Admin building area. It is expected that this work will extend into next summer with all aspects complete by September 2019.
North and South Trades
These buildings are complete and are open to students and staff. Some additional ventilation equipment is planned for installation in the Welding shop area in the coming weeks.
The primary focus of the renovation work currently underway is completion of Classroom 115 on the 2nd floor (main floor) of the building and continued work on the new offices and invigilation spaces for Student Access and Support Services (SASS) which is in the area of former Classroom 114. Other work planned over the coming weeks includes final finishes to the new staircase handrails, corridor painting and ceiling finishes.
Future work on this building includes: development of a large classroom on the lower floor in the current Library space once the Library has been relocated to the new Student Commons; a new Electrical classroom on the upper 3rd floor in the current office space area in the north-east corner of the building (room 207) as well as renovations in the areas of room 210.
This work will carry on well into 2019. We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we work through these various renovation projects.
If you have any concerns or questions about the above information please contact Communications Coordinator Bob Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A look at the inside of the Student Commons Building where focus will now be placed on the interior finishing.
Watch for more to come about this exciting renewal of our Silver King Campus in Rosemont.