The new building will be designed for 21st century learning, provide a more interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning, and will deliver the most modern classrooms, with hands-on labs, simulation environments, support and collaboration spaces and medical equipment storage. It will bring together the majority of Camosun’s health and human service programming in one location which is currently provided at multiple buildings across two campuses.
Education and training for the health and human services sector is in high demand in the capital region and beyond. Camosun is responding to this demand through optimizing training opportunities for students within the new building, which has been anticipated for over a decade in the college’s capital plan.
On August 14, 2017 Saanich District Council approved a development variance permit for the new building related to side yard setback, building height and parking. Throughout the planning and construction process, Camosun has been working closely with Saanich staff and Council to optimize services such as parking and to ensure that density matters are reasonably and carefully addressed. Accordingly, Camosun will provide an additional 195 parking spaces at Interurban, which is 45 greater than the maximum variance which could have been permitted by Council.
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