Facilities Management

Summer Construction Projects 2018

Summer Construction at a glanceFacilities 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.

There are hundreds of maintenance, repairs, and infrastructure upgrade projects underway throughout the year. Being mindful of the potential impact to customers on campus, Facilities Management highlights the summer initiatives that may have an impact on the landscape of the campus, enhance pedestrian safety, and/or lead to any significant interruption to services.

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.

service interruptions

Upcoming Service Interruptions

Temporary interruptions to service as a result of the projects below are added to this list.

Interruption Location/Project Duration
Access to loading docks; HSB, FNB, and PP Power plant access road / Steam and chilled water repairs

May 01 - June 1*

Kent Drive road and parking closure Kent Drive / Revitalization project as part of University College renovations May 01 - Aug 31

List of Construction Projects - Infrastructure Enhancements

Following approval, many projects can take a few weeks to line up a contract. TBAs are currently in development and dates will be announced once contracts are finalized. Timelnes will be fluid as poor weather and unforseen factors impact construction. 

Project Timeline Features
Middlesex Drive - Bicycle lane August The project will feature separated lanes running on either side of the road, including barriers and standard green lane paint. Enhancements will follow current Ontario standards.
Social Science Centre - Level concrete TBA Fix heaved and unlevel concrete between Social Sciences Centre and University Community Centre.
Alumni/Thompson lot - Sidewalk ehancements June 1 - 14 Widening the sidewalk outside Thompson Engineering Building.
Weldon parking lot reconfiguration July - August Weldon lot will be reconfigured to accommodate safer traffic flow. As a result, permit types may change and access to the loading area will be restricted.
University Drive - removal of median parking and lane work June Parking and stopping along University Drive will be restricted with the parking spots along the inside lanes being removed.
Althouse College - roadway resurfacing May 25 Road repairs to select sections around Althouse College. Work is expected to complete in a day.
Lambton Drive - roadway resurfacing TBA Road repairs to select sections of Lambton Drive.
South Valley Lot June 23 - July 15 Lot expansion
Chemistry Lot Starting in July/August Gate relocation and lane work.
Alumni Hall Renovation August Adjustments and updates to space in Alumni Hall to accommodate unit(s) moving from Thames Hall.

List of Construction Projects - Major Capital Construction

Project Timeline Features
Three C+ Engineering Building July/August 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 June 2018

The current renovation project will include a major interior modernization and opening of more common space. The renovation will include complete replacement of electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems, The project will renovate approximately 117,534 sqft (almost all) of the existing University College Building.

Althouse Courtyard Renovation December 2018 A 10,000 sq. ft. addition that will include a new classroom, meeting rooms and office space. Construction is underway and will be complete by the end of the year.
Western Student Recreation Centre Gymnasium Addition October 2018 Construction on a sixth gymnasium began in early April and will wrap up by the end of the year. The added space will create more flexibility and greater capacity for WRC programming. The site is located at the bend where Philip Aziz Drive and Huron Drive meet.
Thames Hall Renovation 2020 A major renovation to Thames Hall will provide updated space for the School of Kinesiology, general use classrooms and space, and house The Western Health and Wellness Centre. The project is located on the north-east corner of the Alumni Circle. Construction is slated to begin in early 2019, with units moving to temporary locations beginning August 2018.

*Information has been updated