MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - At a groundbreaking ceremony held today, the Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, joined Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, Sheridan College President and CEO Dr. Jeff Zabudsky and other college officials and business leaders to celebrate the start of construction of the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) expansion project.
The 220,000 square-foot state-of-the-art building will be built at the corner of Duke of York Boulevard and Rathburn Road West in Mississauga. The new building will expand campus capacity to accommodate an additional 3,200 full-time students for a total of 5,500 students.
Highlights of the expansion project include space for faculty and administrative offices, 29 new classrooms, 28 new studios, labs and production spaces, and a creative campus complex that consists of:
- A central learning and collaborative meeting space known as the Creativity Commons.
- Research and leadership centres such as the Institute for Creativity.
- A gallery space to showcase student creativity and innovation.
The HMC expansion is a design, build and finance project led by Sheridan Creative Partnership, a team comprised of Bondfield Construction Company Limited, Moriyama & Teshima Architects/Montgomery Sisam Architects and Rocklynn Capital Inc. The selection of the team is the result of an open, fair and competitive procurement process that began in January 2013.
The contract between Sheridan Creative Partnership and Sheridan College is for $67.3 million. Payment will be made by the Province and Sheridan College at substantial completion in summer 2016 to ensure the project is delivered on-time and on-budget.
The project will create employment in the construction sector, with approximately 120 workers expected on site each day at the peak of activity.
The project will deliver design excellence and sustainability. The new HMC building will be designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification.
For updates during construction and to view the progress of the project, visit http://sheridancollege.ca/about/campus-locations/hmc/hmc-expansion.aspx
IO is a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario that works to deliver public benefits through partnerships with the private sector. IO delivers large, complex public infrastructure projects using a made-in-Ontario modern procurement and project management practice called Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP). IO also partners with the private sector to manage one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public-sector clients with loans to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to advise the provincial public-sector clients on commercial transactions.
Sheridan is one of Canada's leading postsecondary institutions, enrolling over 18,000 full-time students in over 120 diploma, certificate, and bachelor degree programs on four campuses in three cities. Its 133,000 alumni continue to shape the future course of our society in the arts, business, technology, applied health and community service fields.
Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
"Investing in a modern, sustainable facility like this one is vital to our province's future economic growth. It will provide postsecondary students with state-of-the-art classrooms, teaching and lab space they need to benefit from hands-on, applied learning that will give them the right skills and knowledge for the 21st century."
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
"The start of construction to expand Sheridan's Hazel McCallion Campus celebrates an important investment in Ontario's postsecondary infrastructure. The design of the building reflects the creative and innovative vision of Sheridan, while the construction will be built to state-of-the art specifications that collectively, will deliver a great asset for the education sector, for students and for the community."
Dipika Damerla, MPP, Mississauga East—Cooksville
"This is an exciting milestone for our community to put shovels in the ground at the Hazel McCallion Campus which will expand learning opportunities for thousands of students."
Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO, Sheridan College
"We're excited to launch construction on the addition of another landmark building to the city centre's landscape, and look forward to providing greater access to a range of innovative postsecondary programs closer to home for Mississauga residents. We are grateful to the Province and the City for their commitment to an enhanced Sheridan presence in the heart of the city."
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Image with caption: "From left to right: Randy Pilon, Lead Donor, Sheridan Fundraising Campaign; Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities; MPP Amrit Mangat, Mississauga-Brampton South; Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga; Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, CEO Sheridan College; MPP Dipika Damerla, Mississauga East-Cooksville; Bryan Dawson, Chair of Board of Directors, Sheridan College. (CNW Group/Infrastructure Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141024_C2858_PHOTO_EN_7078.jpg
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SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information: Lisa DiMenna, Infrastructure Ontario, 416-326-9378; Susan Atkinson, Sheridan College, 905-815-4073