Centennial unveils plans for new residence

April 9, 2014

Centennial College has announced plans to build a new student residence at its Progress campus that will provide accommodation for 740 students and will include space for labs, classrooms, and a new teaching restaurant. The Centennial College Residence and Culinary Arts Centre will be funded, built, and managed by Knightstone Capital Management, with partners Diamond Schmitt Architects, Canadian Campus Communities and FRAM Building Group. The $85-million, 8-storey residence will have 2- and 4-bedroom suites, each containing a bathroom and kitchen, as well as communal kitchens and gathering spaces. The entire first floor will be dedicated to the Culinary Arts Centre, and a conference and banquet centre will be located on the top floor. The building will be LEED gold-certified, and will promote a “living learning” experience by encouraging students to partake in extra-curricular activities. Construction is set to begin this spring, with completion slated for summer 2016. Centennial recently completed renovation of its Ashtonbee campusCentennial News Release

Postscript: October 18, 2014

Centennial College held a groundbreaking ceremony at its Progress Campus on Friday for the new Centennial Residence and Culinary Arts Facility. The new, $85 M building will combine 740 residence spaces, a culinary arts teaching facility, and conference and event spaces. Residents will occupy 2- and 4-bedroom suites with each resident having a private bedroom and sharing communal kitchens and lounge space. There will also be a yoga studio, shared lounge space, and a movie screening room. The culinary arts facility will offer 7 kitchen labs, a teaching restaurant, a café, and 8 classrooms that will accommodate up to a total of 600 students. The building has been designed with sustainability in mind and will be LEED-certified. Centennial News