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 30, 2017
Our weekly Silver King Campus Renewal Project updates continues. Here’s what is happening over the next few days in the three main areas of the project:
The construction crew will be fixing the drain trench in the Millwright/Machinist shop this week. This work will be completed after classes so as not to disturb the students and faculty. Work to the oil interceptor outside the middle exit door to the East Millwright/Machinist shop has been completed. The middle door will still be useable until the asphalt can be completed which will be weather dependent. The South Trades building is in full use by faculty and students; however, there are minor deficiencies being worked on in the off hours.
The Electrical Shop and Mock Houses in the North Trades building have been completed and look great! The engineer was on site last week for a substantial completion walkthrough. The building started the pre-flush for LEED on October 20 and is expected to be finished by the end of the month, as long as airflow measurements are within acceptable limits. Please no students or faculty in the Electrical Shop area during this time. The electrical equipment is scheduled to move from the Butler Building to the new electrical shop by November 6. The Classroom Block and Automotive area are completed with minor deficiencies being done between classes and on evenings and weekends. The Douglas Controls and the Nederman Exhausts are 100% operational now.
Student Commons & Carpentry Buildings
Construction crews were installing the damp proofing insulation at the end of last week and will start backfilling on Monday. Underground services (mechanical and electrical) will be ongoing throughout the week. Please be aware of machinery coming and going through the main entrance of the construction site and obey all signage in this area. There will be an excavator and bobcat in this area starting on Monday. 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.
The foundation for the Carpentry Building will be cured and stripped this week and backfilling will hopefully happen by the end of the week. 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.