Sheridan College, Hazel McCallion Campus
The phase two expansion of the Hazel McCallion Campus of Sheridan College has begun. 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.
The Sheridan Hazel McCallion Campus is located in the city centre at the corner of Duke of York Boulevard and Prince of Wales Drive, across from Square One.
Its first phase is a 155,000 square foot, 4-storey facility. The first phase accommodates 1,760 students, including 1200 business students and up to 560 students in a range of language training and employment preparation programs for newcomers to Canada. The campus is also hosting a class of secondary school students taking dual high school/college credit courses in a “School within a College” program funded by the School College Work Initiative.
Leading edge in its design, services and programming, the new Sheridan Campus reflects its Creative Campus concept. Innovative Student Services will be available to allow for one-stop service and on-line, in-person and just-in-time support. Business program options include a variety of diploma and graduate certificate programs, while newcomers will be able to access LINC, ELT and OSLT language training programs funded by Citizenship & Immigration Canada at Sheridan new Mississauga campus.
The project was designed by Rounthwaite Dick & Hadley Architects Inc., with combined funding in the amount of $31.23 million for the project provided by the federal and provincial governments through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program. In June 2011, the provincial government announced its commitment of $60 million towards building Phase II of the campus. Phase II will accommodate an additional full-time 3,500 students, bringing the total enrolment at the Hazel McCallion Campus to 5,260 when the new building opens in 2014.