BrandonU hires group behind UWinnipeg redevelopment to lead downtown transformation

July 18, 2017

Brandon University announced last week that it has hired the group behind the University of Winnipeg’s campus transformation to lead the public consultation process for BrandonU’s revitalization of nearly 70,000 square feet of downtown Brandon real estate. The project will see BrandonU work with the non-profit University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corp and its related organization, UWCRC 2.0. The organizations, which are incorporated separately from UWinnipeg, will use community advice to inform the conceptual plan for seven parcels of land that BrandonU has slated for development. BrandonU has reportedly expressed interest in creating “"new-concept student residences” in downtown Brandon, as well as lodgings for seniors. The residential component of the project will be coupled with academic spaces and possible commercial development. Brandon Sun | BrandonU