The University of Regina’s College Avenue Campus is getting a makeover.
The campus is being renovated under a project called the College Avenue Campus Renewal Project, which has been called the University’s priority capital project.
Phase one of that project saw the renovation of the College Building. That required $63.6 million in funding, $28.7 million of which came through the Government of Canada’s Strategic Investment Fund.
“This building that we’re standing in now is all new,” said Dave Button, Vice President (Administration) for the University. “It’s 100% new. We tried to take and match modern building materials and things like that to fit in with the heritage part, but this is all new.”
A few pictures showing the renovations done at the @UofRegina College Building, with more work still to go.
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Button said maintaining the heritage aspect of the building was paramount for them.
“I consider these, second only to the Legislature, for heritage, for the importance of heritage buildings in the province.”
A public grand re-opening celebration is set for this October.
The second phase of the project will see the renovation of Darke Hall, an initiative Button noted they expect to spend about $15 million on.
“We’ve already spent $4 million in Darke Hall ourselves,” he said. “Conexus is spending a fair bit of money in helping us build the accessibility to Darke Hall and the University will be doing another $10 million worth of work in Darke Hall.”