UPEI hopes to break ground on 260-bed residence as soon as possible

April 30, 2020

The University of Prince Edward Island hopes to start construction on a new 260-bed residence soon. UPEI vice president administration and finance Jackie Podger told CBC that breaking ground soon is important as the project will need to be completed by the fall of 2022 in order to act as a temporary home to athletes competing in the 2023 Canada Winter Games. The $60M structure will be around 185,000 square feet and will feature classrooms and a theatre that will double as a lecture hall and conference space. "This is a very large building, so we need to get in the ground as soon as possible," said Podger. "We really need to get going on this project right away." CBC (PE)