It’s going to be a big year for Spartans. UNCG is investing in its campus with new infrastructure projects, including a two-part construction project that will result in a new, state-of-the-art Nursing and Instructional Building and chiller plant.
In late January/early February, McIver Building will be vacated for demolition, which will begin in late April. In its place, a five-story, 180,000-square-foot Nursing and Instructional Building will rise, with construction beginning in the fall and slated for completion in 2020.
The School of Nursing will occupy part of the building, with classrooms and laboratory space for biology, chemistry and other health and human sciences disciplines occupying the remaining space.
Construction on the South Chiller Plant will also begin in February, continuing until summer 2019. The plant will provide increased air conditioning capacity for the Nursing and Instructional Building and future buildings and enhance reliability of the entire campus’ chilled water system.
Starting in late January, much of the parking lot at the corner of Oakland Avenue and Forest Street will be closed due to construction. Administration Drive will close in February (parking in front of Foust Building will not be blocked), and parking on the east side of College Avenue will close for the duration of the project. A stretch of College Avenue will change to two-way traffic, allowing drivers to drop visitors off at Foust Building.
In early February, once the building is vacated, pedestrian pathways surrounding McIver Building will also be closed.
For more information, including a list of FAQs, visit facdc.uncg.edu/nursing, or contact Facilities Design and Construction at 336-334-5269.
Story by Elizabeth L. Harrison, University Communications