Facilities Management

A new academic building for FIMS and Nursing

New academic building for FIMS and Nursing

Artist's rendition of the new academic building for FIMS and Nursing.


Project announcement from Facilities Management

The landscape at the corner of Huron Drive and Lambton Drive is changing to accommodate Western’s new, innovative academic building for FIMS and Nursing.

“Early Works”, which prepares the site prior to the build, has been issued and will commence in early October. During this stage of the project infrastructure will be routed, the grounds will be sculpted, and construction barriers will be installed.

Select portions of green space are being preserved and the project will follow Western’s policy to replant at least one tree for every tree removed. Much of the new spacious courtyard and surrounding curbside will be enhanced with plants that are representative of the removed material and compliments the area.

The temporary parking lot on the south-west corner of the intersection will be reclaimed. An additional 170 grey permit spaces have recently opened in the nearby South Valley lot. The nearest coin entry visitor spaces can be found in the Huron Flats lot, across from the Student Recreation Centre.

Infrastructure and fence installation will begin immediately and may lead to intermittent closures to both the walkway and adjacent roads. Motorist and pedestrians can expect minor delays when travel through the area.

The four-storey building will occupy 130,000 square feet at the corner of Lambton and Huron drives, next to the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building. Construction of the facility itself will begin in January and will continue until early 2017.

Image(s) Updated May 21, 2015

  • FIMS Nursing

    Lounge

    Artist's rendering

  • FIMS Nursing

    Exterior

    Artist's rendering

  • Artist rendering

    Open Courtyard

    Artist's Rendering

  • FIMS Nursing

    Atrium

    Artist's rendering

  • FIMS Nursing

    Exterior

    Artist's rendering

FAQ

Who is affected by the construction?

The pay-and-display parking lot will no longer be available once construction begins. There will be temporary delays to pedestrians and motorists travelling through the intersection at select stages of construction.

How will my commute be affected?

Construction is scheduled to commence in January and complete in early 2017 and may impact the surrounding roads and pathways. Western officials are asking the community to remain patient during the construction and find alternate routes when possible.

Where can I learn more about the construction?

Western is tracking construction and posting project updates in the right column of this webpage and on Twitter, @westernu.

Where else can I park?

There are eight Grey lots and five Green lots located on campus and a number of nearby visitor lots. See Parking Services’ map for lot locations listed by permit type; http://uwo.ca/parking/find/map.html

Will any of the green space be affected?

Portions of green space are being preserved and the project will follow Western’s policy to replant at least one tree for every tree removed. After completion, the building site will be enhanced with plants that are representative of the removed material. The two memorial trees currently on the site will be replanted elsewhere on campus.

Why is the building being built?

After the old Services Building was decommissioned, the site became an ideal spot for growing academic programs, Faculty of Information and Media Studies and Nursing.

Construction Update

current site shot

Picture Updated: Summer 2016

Upcoming months 
Construction is on schedule. Exterior brick/stone work continues on the north facing side.
Construction began February 9, 2015. The following are some of the milestones expected in the coming months:

September - The foundation is complete. Structural steel will be installed by end of September.
October - Floor slabs will be complete by mid October.
November - Roofing will be complete  and building will be enclosed by mid November.
December - Exterior sheathing will be completed by end of December.
January - June - Masonry/stone work.

The general contractor is Norlon Builders. Norlon was recently contracted to complete the Delaware Hall modernization project, as well.

Service Interruption
Site surveys will have a minimal impact on the adjacent facilities and thoroughfares. Once construction begins, there may be significant, intermittent interruptions to select services. Significant service interruptions will be tweeted (@westernuFM) and posted on this page.

Project Size:
12,075 sq. metres (130,000 sq. ft.)

Project Schedule
Design Development: April – August 2014
Contract Documents: August – Nov. 2014
Tendering: Dec. 2014
Construction: Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2016
Move-in: Dec. 2016
Classes Start: Jan. 2017

Project Location:
Corner of Huron Dr. and Lambton Dr.

FIMS Nursing Location

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