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Commercial | ELLISDON
ELLISDON IS BUILDING AN ADDITION TO SENECA COLLEGE'S KING CAMPUS. BY KAT ZEMAN
llisDon is polishing a $71 million
crown jewel at Seneca College's
King Campus in Ontario.
The Mississauga, Ontario-based
construction and building services
company is in the middle of a king-sized
expansion project that involves the design
and construction of new academic and
extracurricular facilities that will increase
the college's range of programs and provide
space for an additional 1,450 students.
"EllisDon is excited to be working with
Seneca on the project," says Andrew Anderson, senior project manager. "We have a
great history of working together, and this
being Seneca's first use of the public-private
partnership delivery model, it provides us
with the opportunity to further demonstrate our ability to be flexible and adaptive
to their needs."
Seneca College, in conjunction with
Infrastructure Ontario, has contracted EllisDon to design, build and finance the project
in King City. During the past 12 years,
Ontario has invested roughly $160 billion to
improve schools, roads, bridges and transit
- the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history.
The public-private partnership involving
EllisDon, Seneca College and Infrastructure Ontario calls for the addition of a
200,000-square-foot, three-story addition to
the campus. It will house 25 new class-
» Seneca College and Infrastructure Ontario have chosen EllisDon to design, build and finance a campus addition.
* Annual evenue: $3.3 billion
* Headquarters: Mississauga, Ontario
* Employees: 2,500
"One of e most unique ings
about is job is at we are
using a tructural teel ystem
at utilizes what we call
- Andrew Anderson, enior project manager
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rooms, several computer labs and specialty
labs for training healthcare practitioners,
a library and a learning commons and
student study area. It will also feature a new
student area with multipurpose athletic
and recreation space, gymnasium, fitness
center and informal study areas - partially
funded by the Seneca Student Federation
and the Seneca Athletics Association.
Once completed, Seneca's King Campus
will provide teaching and learning opportu-
nities for more than 5,000 full-time students.
The project, which broke ground in fall 2016,
is targeted for completion in spring 2018.
Seneca College's King Campus is being built
using European technology that is exclusively available in North America through
Steelcon, a Brampton, Ontario-based
industry leader in structural steel design