About the Project
In November 2015, Selkirk College got the green light for renewal of its 50-year-old trades training facility. With $14.2 million in funding from the Provincial Government, aiming to invest in training facilities and equipment, the college forged ahead with the planned $18.9 million renewal.
Most of the trades training programs offered by Selkirk College are delivered at the Silver King Campus. The College serves over 10,000 students annually with about 500 trades seats at the Silver King Campus.
Project Update - October 16, 2017
Our weekly Silver King Campus Renewal Project updates continue as steady work plays out in several different areas. Here’s what is in store the next few days in the main areas of the project:
South Trades in full use
The South Trades building is in full use by faculty and students. There are minor deficiencies being worked on; however, the construction crew is working between classes and in the evenings and weekends so as not to disturb the students and faculty. Work to the sand plant has been completed and opened to students and faculty. Work to the oil interceptor outside the middle exit door to the East Millwright/Machinist shop will be completed this week. The door should be open by the end of the week.
North Trades in the final stages
The Classroom Block and Automotive area are completed with minor deficiencies being done between classes and on evenings and weekends. The work to the Douglas Controls and Nederman Exhausts will be finishing up this week in the Automotive area. The Electrical Shop is in the final stages with the painting being completed this last weekend. The Electrical Trades Mock Houses are being built this week. LEED Flush will be starting by the end of the week. Please no students or faculty in the Electrical Shop area.
Student Commons & Carpentry Buildings
Subcontractors have finished the footings for the Student Commons Building and the foundation has been poured.
Backfilling of the site will be ongoing this week. Please be aware of machinery coming and going through the main entrance of the construction site and obey all signage in this area. The main entrance to the Administration/Classroom block is still closed off to the public, please use the rear doors (or North entrance) to enter the building. For access to the Cafeteria please follow the signage on site.
Construction fencing is now up around the Carpentry Building. Footing holes have been dug, and the formwork for the footings are in place. Rebar will be going in this weekend and the concrete will be poured on Tuesday morning. Please do not use the back access to the fire training centre and obey all signage in the area. The alley is also closed to automobiles, foot traffic only please.
Watch for more to come about this exciting renewal of our Silver King Campus in Rosemont.