NSCC's Marconi Campus moving to Sydney's waterfront

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The Marconi Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College will have a new contemporary home on Sydney's waterfront.

Premier Stephen McNeil announced yesterday that the campus will be relocted to downtown Sydney waterfront on the Esplanade, approximately between Falmouth Street and Crescent Street.

A release says the vision of the project is to create a campus with a dynamic learning environment that will attract students from across the province.

The campus will have a modern design, open spaces and state-of-the-art technology.

The province says more details will be available once the land purchases are finalized and the detailed design and development has been completed.

Site preparation will begin immediately and the new campus is expected to be open in September 2024.

NSCC will release requests for proposals shortly for:
-- architectural design and engineering services
-- construction management service
-- site inspections, including environmental and geotechnical site assessments  

The press release states the cost of the detailed design and development of the new campus, including site preparation and land acquisition, is about $18 million and will be funded by the province.

NSCC's new Marconi Campus will be designed and built in accordance with accessibility standards and guidelines following the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification Program and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) environmental standards.