Campus construction update
Several construction projects on Queen’s campus have been completed — including the expansion of Goodes Hall and the addition of a temporary parking lot at Union and Division Streets — and work is ongoing along the waterfront at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (IBCPA).
Queen’s School of Business officially opened its new 75,000-square-foot addition last week. The new wing was built on the west side of the existing 110,000-square-foot Goodes Hall, which combines an 1892 red brick Victorian school house with a new modern wing on the east side.
“Queen’s School of Business continues to be a major player in global business education,” said David Saunders, Dean, School of Business. “This world-class facility will enable us to expand our footprint and continue to deliver an exceptional experience to our students.”
Some of the features of the new wing include: seven new classrooms with the latest teaching technology; two new research centres; more offices and student common areas; LEED-certified sustainable design features, including a green roof; 51 new faculty offices; and a full-service Starbucks coffee shop.
The new gravel parking lot at the corner of Union and Division Streets provides short-term parking for up to 50 vehicles at a rate of $1.25/half hour, pay-and-display. The lot once housed Jock Harty Arena and has been vacant since 2007. A small solar house, constructed by the Queen’s Solar Design Team, currently sits on the property and will remain for the next year, with the new parking lot surrounding. Long-term planning for the lot will be informed by the Campus Master Plan.
Construction at the IBCPA along King St. began in May. Work constructing lower level foundation walls for the main building is largely complete and structural bracing of the old Stella A. Buck and Stable buildings is finished. Crews have also completed road work on King St., creating a westbound left turning lane. Next steps include completing foundation wall work and building the steel and concrete superstructure for the main building by February 2013. The IBCPA is slated to open in 2014.