Construction has officially begun on the new Learning Resource Commons, located at Humber’s North Campus in Etobicoke. This six-storey, 260,000 square-foot academic support and student services facility will become the new main entrance to the campus, and will include: a new library; group and independent study spaces; a centralized hub for student services; a student gallery and showcase space; and space for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and college administration.
Approximately 150 workers are expected on site each day at the peak of construction activity, and the new building is targeting LEED Silver certification.
The building team includes PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (developer and constructor), B+H Architects (lead architects), and TD Securities Debt Capital Markets (financial advisors).
The fixed-price contract between PCL and the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is for $84.2 million, and will be paid by the province and Humber College when the project is complete in spring 2015 to ensure the project is delivered on-time and on-budget. Ontario is contributing $74.7 million towards the overall initiative, including work that has already been completed.