Construction begins for private dorm complex at Trent

December 13, 2011

Construction crews have begun work on Trent University's new student residence complex, which is being built on university-owned property leased to a private developer that will own and operate the complex. The institution plans to have approximately 110 students move into the first residence by the start of the 2012-13 academic year. The complex will be constructed in phases based on demand following the completion of the first facility, with plans to eventually accommodate as many as 450 students. Trent president Steven Franklin says the completion of the residences should help the university retain students, particularly those transitioning from first year to second. Peterborough Examiner