Closures

Burnaby campus

Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Project - White Avenue Closure

Currently a portion of White Avenue between Goard Way and Smith Street will be closed due to construction of the new Health Sciences Centre (HSC) building As a result, the capacity of Lot 15 will be reduced and entrance to White Ave will be blocked off Goard Way. We ask drivers and pedestrians to use alternate campus routes. For ongoing project notices, please visit the HSC Project Notice 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.

Lot L Upgrade Project - Kyle Street Closure

This summer, Lot L will undergo upgrades to better serve the campus community. The lot will be paved and there will be new lighting as well as additional pedestrian walkways and crosswalks on Kyle Street North. A portion of the parking lot adjacent to Guichon Creek will be naturalized with native plantings.

As a result, Lot L and Kyle Street North will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from July 6 to September 2019. If you have any questions regarding Lot L construction, please contact Jhonathan Martinez at (778) 945-6201 or jmartinez35@bcit.ca.

North Campus Infrastructure Announcement

As BCIT announced in October 2016, our electrical system will soon be receiving an essential upgrade, thanks to funding from the federal and provincial governments. The $46.9-million North Campus Infrastructure Project involves replacing the 60-year-old electrical receiving station that currently powers approximately 50 percent of the Burnaby Campus and chiefly runs underground. The new system will make on-campus energy delivery more efficient and will make it possible for us to move forward with critical infrastructure upgrades to take us into the future.

Over the next three years, BCIT will undergo construction across many parts of the North side of campus to bring this project to fruition. As a result of this work, several parking lots will be impacted – both in the short and long term.

Beginning September 2017, construction will block or close Lot 16, Lot 19 (English Street), and part of Lot 20. As a result, drivers will notice a decreased amount of parking availability on the North side of Campus.

This project also encompasses the previously announced partial closure of Student Parking Lot B effective January 1, 2017. Learn more about Lot B closure [PDF]

Lots Q and L will undergo a summer upgrade to better serve both student and employee parking needs. A new lot will also be created directly adjacent to NW1. Users can also look forward to an improved pedestrian path connecting the North and South sides of campus, with new lighting, Code Blue security poles, and a paved walkway.

Ultimately, these projects allow us to continue to grow as an institute and increase our capacity for future buildings, pedestrian-friendly walkways, and green spaces. Stay tuned to our social pages for further updates and parking tips throughout the summer.