Facilities Management

Capital Projects

 

There are several capital projects underway at any given time. Some of our larger projects can be reviewed by clicking on the project name below:


Chemistry Building – Modernization of Synthetic Laboratory Facilities

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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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Dental Sciences Building, 3rd Floor Research Laboratory

dental renovations

Key Features

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Dental Sciences Building, Level 3 Facility

dental renovations

Construction Notes (Key Features TBA)

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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Music Building Renovations

New Music Building

Construction of a new facility, attached to the Talbot College Building, to house Faculty of Music performance and music-controlled teaching spaces was completed this year. The project is composed of three ‘blocks’; a new 5 storey building between the existing Talbot and Music facilities, renovation of the existing 3 storey east wing of the music building and a two storey addition to the south of the existing music building. The west wing of the existing music building is being planned to be removed when all remaining  deficiencies of the new space are completed.

Key Features

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Saugeen-Maitland Hall Servery and Dining Hall Upgrades

construction project location

Key Features

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University College Modernization

Modernization project

Construction Notes (Key Features TBA)

University College, Western’s iconic building, home to the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, was originally constructed in 1922. Two additions were constructed in subsequent years – the West Addition in 1962 and the North Addition in 1967. The project will involve interior modernization of nearly 120,000 sqft, retaining/restoring the historically-significant features of the building. The renovations include complete replacement of electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems, The University College Modernization project will renovate approximately 117,534 sqft (almost all) of the existing University College Building.

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