Fanshawe begins demolition work in new downtown building

April 16, 2012

Fanshawe College has begun its move to downtown London with the gutting of a 6-storey, 50,000-square-foot building it purchased to house a $16-million downtown arts campus. The 12-week demolition of the facility will see much of its interior demolished, the building reconstructed into a school of applied and performing arts for approximately 400 students. The first floor will feature a theatre, lounge and lobby area, and a mezzanine is being constructed between the second and third floors to serve as a student area. The property is the first step in a 10-year, multi-phase initiative by Fanshawe to move approximately 1,000 students and invest about $40 million in the downtown core. London Free Press