Completed Projects

Chemistry Building – Modernization of Synthetic Laboratory Facilities

construction project location

Construction Notes (Key Features TBA)

As part of a multi-year phased approach to the renewal of instruction and research laboratories in Chemistry, two labs have already been upgraded. The proposed third phase involves the renewal of laboratories in rooms 209 through 213. The scope includes fume hood upgrades, increased ventilation capacity, electrical infrastructure upgrades, replacement of cabinetry and work benches, and improved layout to accommodate fifteen graduate students and ten undergraduate thesis students.

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Delaware Hall

Delaware Hall Renovations

Key Features

  • Major renovation to "behind the wall" systems, including mechanical and electrical.
  • Upgrades to windows and finishes.
  • Built-in closet and drawer units will be removed in favour of standard closets, providing more space in each room.
  • New tenants will be accepted for the academic term beginning September 2015.
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Dental Sciences Building, 3rd Floor Research Laboratory

dental renovations

Key Features

  • Dental Sciences 3rd floor level (Rms. 3000-3006 ) will be renovated to meet the demand for new research space.
  • Demolition wraps up in mid-October, making way for renovations to begin.
  • A renovation contractor will be awarded prior to the end of the calendar year.
  • The new space is scheduled for completion in Summer 2016.
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Dental Sciences Building, Level 3 Facility

dental renovations

Construction Notes

This project encompasses the reconstruction of a portion of the 6th floor of the Dental Sciences Building. The new facility will contain contamination level 2 and 3 research laboratories for the department of Microbiology and Immunology. Dr Eric Arts, chair of the department, is the lead researcher. Design for the lab is in progress and continuing to the final document stage. Construction is anticipated to start in the New Year.
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Family Medicine

Key Features

Family Medicine
  • Will be approx. 66,000 square feet
  • Targeting LEED® Silver Cetification
  • Family Medicine will be on Ground and second floors, the third and fourth floors will be for the Graduate Program in Public health and the Schulich School of Medicine
  • Will be used for advanced education and training for family medicine physicians and will act as a hub for family medicine research
  • Will have break rooms, and clinical trials suite, and 150-seat classrooms

Please visit the new building's progess site for more information.

Expected Completion:

Spring 2013

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Ontario Hall Residence (Western Rd. & Sarnia Rd.)

Key Features:

New Student Residence
  • Located at the former Althouse College Parking lot
  • Will accommodate 1,000 students in approx. 357 suites, for a total building size around 370,000 square feet
  • Traditional style with washrooms but no kitchen, with a mix of single, double and quad units distributed throughout the building
  • Will be complete with lounges, study rooms and a dining facility
  • The building is targeting LEED® silver

Expected Completion:

600 beds are scheduled for August of 2013, the remaining rooms will be completed by January 2014

Please visit the Residence's progress website for more information.

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Richard Ivey School of Business (Western Rd.)

Key Features

New Ivey Building
  • Will be approx. 270,000 square feet comprised of case study classrooms, breakout rooms, auditorium, dining hall, faculty and staff offices
  • Has been designed to LEED® Gold and incorporates such features as a cistern for grey water and a green roof
  • The design competition was held in March 2009
  • Commission was awarded to Hariri Pontarini Architects in April, 2009

Expected Completion:

Grand opening scheduled for September 2013

Please visit the new building's progress site for more information

HBA (formerly Ivey)

Renovations to current Ivey building would follow construction of new Ivey School building. Would provide campus core academic space.

Expected Completion:

2014

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Physics & Astronomy Building Renovation

Physics & Astronomy Building
  • Windows and the roof have been replaced
  • Features new research labs, classrooms, offices, and meeting rooms, and new air conditioning
  • Courtyard in the center of the building has been covered over and turned into a multi-level interconnected common space for undergraduate students and all members of the department
  • Total gross area that the project involved is 109,250 square feet, with a total construction budget of $21.18 million
  • LEED® Silver Certification

Time of Completion:

Phase 1 - January 2011
Phase 2 - December 2011
Phase 3 - July 2012

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South Valley Lot

South Valley Lot

Key Features

  • Addition of 170 new grey zone parking spaces in the area between the Western Student Recreation Centre and Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Science Building.

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Advanced Manufacturing Park

The Advanced Manufacturing Park is a joint venture between the Western Univeristy, Fanshawe College, and the City of London. It will house WINDEEE, the Advanced Manufacturing Centre and the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research

Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment (WINDEEE)

Key Features

WindEEE
  • Will be the world’s first facility to create tornadoes at a large scale, as well as down bursts, horizontal and vertical shear forces and other unique wind scenarios
  • $33 million project. $14.9 million are for the construction of the building, which will have 29,000 square feet, including the dome with an array of 106 fans
  • Targeting a LEED® Silver Certification

Expected Completion:

December 2013

Advanced Manufacturing Centre

Key Features

  • 9,000 square feet will house supporting offices for the Faculty of Engineering and visiting researchers, post-docs and graduate students. Plus an additional 3,900 square feet for future expansion
  • Will have meeting rooms, conference and lounge areas
  • Will serve as a hub for research intensive buildings like WINDEEE and the Fraunhofer Project Centre
  • Targeting a LEED® Silver Certification

Fraunhofer Project Centre Features

Fraunhofer Project Centre

(Part of the Advanced Manufacturing Park project)

  • 10,000 square feet high bay industrial-type building
  • Joint venture between the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical technology and Dieffenbacher from Germany, and the faculty of Engineering
  • Houses a large industrial press, along with other composite manufacturing process lines, a research lab and ancillary spaces
  • Total project value is $3.4 million
  • LEED® Silver Certification

Time of Completion:

Fall 2012 - Visit the Fraunhofer Project Centre @ Western website

Collider Centre for Technology Commercialization

Collider

(Part of the Advanced Manufacturing Park project)

  • 50,000-square-foot central hub, with multi-tenant space and a combination of industrial high bay suites and shared office space
  • Multi-stakeholder incubator and collaborative centre designed to host 10-20 industrial partner companies and 100+ jobs
  • $4 million of capital equipment for machining and prototyping,materials and product testing, instrumentation and controls

Time of Completion:

Summer 2014

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