Welland Campus Redevelopment
Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre
On April 11, 2015, Niagara College announced that the Walker family and its Niagara-based Walker Industries Holdings Limited are donating $1.2 million to Niagara College – the largest corporate gift the college has ever received. In recognition of Walker’s generosity, the new centre is named the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre.
This 15,000 square-foot facility, which opened in May 2016, significantly enhances Niagara College’s capacity for applied research projects. Specializes in engineering design, 3D technologies, lean manufacturing processes and additive manufacturing, our Research & Innovation team work with small and medium-sized businesses to bring their ideas to life, from concept through to working prototypes, utilizing leading-edge technology, equipment and software.
For more information please visit www.ncinnovation.ca.
Green Automotive Lab
Construction of the Green Automotive Lab is underway at the Welland Campus. The 3,600 square-foot lab is an extension of the existing automotive facilities at the Rankin Technology Centre, and will house the latest in green automotive technologies, including electric vehicle charging stations, alternate fuel technology, diagnostic equipment, green technology simulators and electric and hybrid vehicles.
Simcoe Building Expansion
A two-story 39,000 square-foot expansion at the north end of the Simcoe Building will include a new 525-seat cafeteria, student activity centre, kitchen and servery, and an expanded prayer room, along with renovations to accommodate the Justice Studies program, including demonstration labs and classrooms.
Academic Fitness Lab
A 10,330 square-foot addition will include an academic fitness lab and flexible space that can ultimately be used as a second gymnasium. This important facility will provide dedicated fitness training space for students in programs with fitness as part of the curriculum, such as Paramedics, and Police Foundations.
Student Services Renovations/Student Commons
This project includes renovations to accommodate integrated student services, upgrades to the library including a student test centre and the creation of a student commons.
For the latest construction updates visit niagaracollege.ca/campusredevelopment.