Canada Varsity to Consider Master Plan Redesign

24 October 2010 (Last Updated October 24th, 2010 18:30)

Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, is considering plans to design an extensive new master plan for the school, following board approval. The C$600m (US$584m) of work proposed over a ten-year timeframe will involve the demolition and replacement of the old building and rehaul

Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, is considering plans to design an extensive new master plan for the school, following board approval.

The C$600m (US$584m) of work proposed over a ten-year timeframe will involve the demolition and replacement of the old building and rehaul of other parts of the campus.

The proposal was developed over the course of two years for 12 major capital projects including new academic buildings, residences, sports facilities and altered streetscapes.

The redesign would transform the north side of the street of the University Avenue into a pedestrian zone and cycle route.

The south side would be expanded to include traffic in both directions, and parking on either side, according to cbc.ca.

The plan calls for two 16-storey towers to be added to the Tupper Medical Building for the Carleton Campus, while a five-storey building is planned for the Sexton Campus.