Facilities Management

Summer Construction Projects

construction projects across campus are upgrading and enhancing our services to the UniversityFacilities Management is creating and maintaining infrastructure to enhance services to the campus community. This summer and into the new academic term, projects to modernize campus and accommodate growth may have an impact on vehicular and pedestrian traffic. This page is dedicated to summer (and ongoing) construction projects, providing updates on milestones and what commuters can expect in the coming days and weeks.

Major construction projects and/or projects that may impact vehicular and pedestrian traffic are plotted on the map (right). Click to enlarge map of Summer Construction at a Glance

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List of Construction Projects - Infrastructure Enhancements


Pedestrian Safety Enhancements - Alumni Circle


As a kick-off project from the Open Space and Landscape Planning team, Alumni Circle is receiving interim enhancements to the landscape and pathways, with an emphasis on safer pedestrian passage. Phase one will include removing pathways and adding shrubs and perennials to the inner circle. Phase two will include enhancements to crossings and signage to the outer circle. View Site Map.

Parking Modernization


New parking gates and software will provide enhanced customer services. Features include lot capacity management, intercoms at gates, using 'OneCard' as backup access to the lots, smartphone app, and more.

New lighting and pedestrian crossing - Perth Drive (near Chemistry Parking Lot)

The crossing will include traffic lights, similar to the crossing farther South on Perth Drive. The update will create a more visible and accessible crossing from Chemistry Parking Lot to main campus.

Air Handling upgrade - Law Building COMPLETE

Replacement of AHU-107. Fan will be down for most of May 2016.

Watermain infrastructure - Philip Aziz Dr (City of London)

The municipal project will have a Facilities Management project manager engaged as a campus liaison. Serivce interruptions will be announced on this page, through standard service interruption notices, and via social media. Project details are available from the City of London.

Oxford Drive Roadwork COMPLETE

Replace top-deck asphalt and fix curbs and concrete as needed.

Tactile Plate Repairs (AODA) COMPLETE

Repairing and replacing damaged tactile plates at sidewalk crossings. Several locations across campus.

Lambton Drive Roadwork COMPLETE

Replace top-deck asphalt and fix curbs and concrete as needed.

List of Construction Projects - Major Capital Construction

New Academic building - Housing departments of FIMS and Nursing COMPLETE 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.
Western Interdisciplinary Research Building Completion in 2017 The new building was master programmed and planned to include an initial 120,000 sf phase one science building including 24,000 sq.ft. of shelled space. The phase one building will house dry laboratories, teaching and research space, classrooms, public amenities and a public plaza. 
Engineering Building Completion in 2018

With Engineering’s undergraduate enrolment expected to jump more than 25 per cent in the next couple of years, the timing could not be better to break ground on a new building. With the goal of enhancing teaching and learning spaces, a new 100,000-square-foot building is set to take shape this fall, connecting to the Spencer Engineering Building and Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory (BLWTL), along Western Road. The BLWTL will remain, but office space will removed during construction.

University College Modernizaton Completion in 2018