The nearly 32,000-square-foot building, on land owned by the university, will be a multi-use facility for students, faculty and the North Bay community
Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU) and Nipissing University have announced that a tender has been awarded on the new student centre project.
The nearly 32,000-square-foot building, on land owned by the university, will be a multi-use facility for students, faculty and the North Bay community.
The tender has been awarded to Kenalex Development Ltd., a local developer, and commercial contractor. Kenalex has over 35 years of experience within North Bay and the surrounding region according to a NUSU news release.
“The student union, along with the university, have been working diligently on this project for many years, and we are extremely proud to see it coming to fruition,” said Andrew Wood, NUSU VP finance. “This is going to be a great addition to the campus, as well as allow the student body to flourish.”
Designed by North Bay firm Mitchell Jensen Architects, the building will be situated at the corner of College Drive and Monastery Rd.
"The new student centre is going to have a significant impact on campus life at Nipissing University, providing a central hub where students can gather, learn and grow," said Dr. Mike DeGagné, president of Nipissing University. "We look forward to seeing shovels in the ground and watching this much anticipated building take shape."
NUSU and Nipissing University will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony in the upcoming weeks.