The infrastructure upgrades along White Avenue (Area 6) will connect previously upgraded campus infrastructure to the site of the new Tall Timber Student Housing building. The scope of work includes replacement of below ground services, new curbs, paving and landscape upgrades. Temporary street curbs will be provided in some areas where disturbance during the Student Housing construction is expected.
This project will deliver improved accessibility to this part of campus with regraded pathways running south to north and west to east, providing connections to Willingdon Avenue, Building SW9, and existing Student Housing.
Finally, the project will enhance campus stormwater management with rainwater interception gardens and connections to Guichon Creek
- Estimated Set-up Start Date – December 3rd, 2021
- Estimated Set-up End Date – December 10th, 2021
- Estimated Construction Start Date – December 13th, 2021
- Estimated Construction End Date – May 30th, 2022
This is a major construction project that will impact services in the area of south White Avenue. Specifically:
- Entrance from Willingdon avenue at South White Avenue will be closed
- Small portion of South Parking along White Avenue will be closed from 3rd of December,2021 (see attached map for reference)
- Area adjacent to East side of building SW09 will be fenced and used as a staging area
- Portion of the plaza between buildings SE12, SE14 and SE16 will be closed. (see attached map for reference)
- Limited construction vehicles traffic to be expected in close proximity to the affected areas.
- White Avenue will be closed from SW02 to SW09 for the duration of the project.
- Emergency vehicle access through the area will be maintained
- Accessible pedestrian routes will be clearly marked
- Parking Lots: 4, 9 will be closed for the duration of the project after December 10th, 2021 (see attached map for reference)
- Buildings SW02, SW03, SW05, SW09
- Will be impacted by construction noise;
- Will experience access changes at various stages throughout the project;
- Fire exits will be clearly marked and users will be notified in advance prior to any changes
- All changes will be reviewed by SSEM prior to implementation
Any changes to the construction schedule or construction impacts will be communicated in advance.
Set up Period – Dec 3rd, 2021 to Dec 10th, 2021
Construction Period– Dec 10th, 2021 to May 30th, 2022
As part of the ongoing work on the Student Plaza project, there will be small changes to access around SW1. From January 24-27 the team will be creating a new temporary path to run along the North Side of SW1. This will run parallel to the existing pathway (see attached image). While this work in continuing the current pathway will be open.
From January 27 the new pathway will be in place until the end of the project. This will maintain access from Willingdon Avenue to SW1 and onto campus.
Beginning, September 24th 2021 the plaza area on Burnaby campus will be fully closed due to construction work. This is part of the redevelopment of the space to create an improved entrance to the Burnaby campus and revitalized plaza area. The area closed will be between White Avenue and Lister Avenue to the north side of SW1. Pedestrian access to campus will be maintained via the N side of SW1. SW1 and all services will remain open as normal. Signage will be placed around the site to help pedestrians navigate the construction containment perimeter.
15 Minute Drop-Off and Visitor parking will be made available along White Avenue.
Facilities Contact: Ryan Jacobs, Project Manager, email: email@example.com
Closure Dates: September 24 2021 – February 2022
Currently a portion of White Avenue between Goard Way and Smith Street will be closed due to construction of the new HSC building. As a result, the capacity of Lot 15 will be reduced and entrance to White Avenue will be blocked off at Goard Way. We ask drivers and pedestrians to use alternate campus routes. For ongoing project notices, please visit the Campus Notices webpage.
In March of 2017, the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training approved funding for a new Health Sciences building on the Burnaby Campus. In addition to providing modern teaching and learning spaces, the Health Sciences Centre (HSC) will support the collaborative delivery of programs to students and serve as a primary gateway into the Burnaby Campus. Ultimately, the HSC is an essential anchor for our larger campus development plan.