Building a community
Construction projects underway across the province
Across Nova Scotia, finding a place to live — for the long term or temporarily – has become challenging. A lack of available options and affordability has been exacerbated by the pandemic and created hurdles for many. Our students are no exception.
In response to the housing crisis, the Province of Nova Scotia is supporting the construction of three new, campus housing facilities at NSCC. This important step in a province-wide housing strategy will add 350 beds to the College’s offerings. Like the recently-completed facilities at Strait Area Campus and the Annapolis Valley Campus’ Centre of Geographic Sciences, the new buildings will provide learners with safe, affordable, inclusive living options and improve access to education for learners who come to NSCC from other communities, provinces and countries.
The new buildings will include a mix of one- and multi-bedroom suites, laundry rooms and student common spaces. They will also be built to meet high standards in environmental sustainability and accessibility.
In addition to these new facilities, the Sydney Waterfront Campus Project continues to progress. The impressive, 305,000 square foot, street-spanning campus is more than 50% complete with two years remaining in the project.
*Dates listed in photo gallery below are subject to change. Conceptual drawings only.
The 305,000 square foot campus will encompass multiple buildings, include a pedway and overlook Sydney Harbour.The new campus will run along The Esplanade and have a straight line view of Falmouth Street (seen here).The new campus will use geothermal heating and cooling – drawing water from Sydney Harbour to cool its buildings.The 48,000 square foot, 4-story, 100-bed facility will be located at the eastern edge of the campus grounds.Waterside view. The 96,000 square foot, 6-story, 200-bed facility will overlook the historic Halifax Harbour.