Construction work begins at Selkirk College new student housing project

The Boundary Sentinel
November 5, 2022
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

Politicians, community members and members of the public officially launched the new on-campus housing project at the Castlegar Campus of Selkirk College Friday afternoon. The $31.1-million project will allow almost 150 Selkirk College students at the Castlegar and Nelson Silver King campuses to look forward to new on-campus housing with construction underway on the new student housing buildings. …Both student housing buildings will be constructed with mass timber and modular wood materials, aligning with B.C.’s Wood First Initiative. Space on the main floors of each building will have fully accessible communal areas that include study spaces, kitchens, dining spaces, living and game rooms, and laundry facilities. …Aligned with the Province’s CleanBC plan, the buildings will be constructed using natural products. …Government is investing $29.1 million toward this $31.1-million project, with the remaining funding being contributed by the college and Columbia Basin Trust.

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