Project updates and progress

September/October 2017

The past month on the SLC/PAC expansion construction site has been productive. A crane has been erected and concrete footings for the expansion have been poured. You'll begin to see the buildings' new structure take shape over the coming weeks.

The current layout of interior hoarding in the SLC will soon wrap-up. The next phase of hoarding will remain in place well into the winter 2018 term. Initiatives to beautify the ‘fishbowl’ area of the SLC during construction during this time are currently being explored.

Throughout the PAC demolition, the construction crew has been saving exterior bricks from the building. These bricks will be re-purposed and integrated into the interior walls of the walls in the expansion.

Inside the PAC, asbestos abatement continues. Demolition of the squash courts to make way for 11,000 square feet of additional fitness centre space is also well underway.

The PAC interior wayfinding signage initiative continues to evolve as student and community member input is considered to make the building’s navigation more friendly and intuitive. Additional signs are being designed to assist visitors during large-scale events, like convocation. SLC/PAC construction will be limited during these events to ensure students and guests are able to enjoy their ceremonies uninterrupted. 

For up-to-date information about the SLC/PAC expansion project, including entrance closures and service disruptions, follow the #UWSLCPAC hashtag on Twitter.