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 - January 17, 2018
Our weekly Silver King Campus Renewal Project update is back for 2018. Here’s what is happening over the next few days in the three main areas of the project:
North & South Trades Building
The North and South Trade buildings are completely open to faculty and students. Flooring deficiencies were completed this last weekend and lighting adjustments will be made over the next couple of weeks.
Student Commons Building (3 week look ahead on Monday)
The slab was poured before the Christmas break and cured successfully during the holiday. This week, construction crews will be doing snow removal of the site, clearing out spaces to store the structural steel, and prepping for the steel to arrive. Steel will arrive on site next Monday (January 22) and a crane will also be on site for the week of January 22. The Project Team has agreed to install the chilling lines before the front entrance is opened; therefore, it will be a few more weeks before it is functional. In the meantime, please use the rear doors (or North entrance) to enter the building. For access to the Cafeteria please follow the signage on site.
The ground thaw unit has been moved to the Carpentry Building to melt the snow and prep the site for construction. McNally Excavation will be on site this week to level the building grade and possibly do additional backfilling. Posts, beams, and trusses will be the first to be constructed in early February. The slab will be poured after the structure is built. There is miscellaneous lumber being stored just south of the Carpentry Construction Site, please use caution in this area. 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.
Thanks again for your time and your continued patience with this project as we proceed towards a new era of learning at the Silver King Campus. If you have any concerns or questions about the above information please contact Communications Coordinator Bob Hall.
Watch for more to come about this exciting renewal of our Silver King Campus in Rosemont.