05
March
2013
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07:46 PM
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IWD 2013

A picture of the hoarding wall at the entrance to the Fennell Campus gymnasium. The temporary hoarding wall is up at the Fennell Campus gymnasium.

The temporary hoarding wall is up and work has begun on the renovations to the Fennell Campus gymnasium.

The gym, along with portions of B Wing and F Wing, are being renovated to make room for classrooms, labs and scenario spaces for students from Mohawk's School of Justice and Wellness Studies. The J&W students will be moving to Fennell from the Brantford Elgin Campus this September.

The $16 million renovation project will see the lower portion of the gym turned into space for cardio, circuit and high-performance physical training. A new collaboratory is being added to give students more space to work or relax between classes, and a new second floor mezzanine will house first-class labs, classrooms and scenario rooms for the justice studies students. Portions of the lower level concourse in C Wing are being converted to offices for staff and faculty from the School of Justice and Wellness Studies.

While work gets underway in the gym, portions of B Wing on the south-east side of the Fennell Campus are being renovated to accommodate specialized learning and hands-on training areas for Justice studies students. The spaces being added include mock living quarters, retail and restaurant environments, and forensic and flash drill labs for tactical scenario training. The renovations to B Wing also include outdoor spaces that will be used for urban streetscape simulations.

Just to the west of the gym in F Wing, the former campus store space is being renovated to accommodate students from Wellness studies. The changes will include a nutrition-focused kitchen, testing areas, a new classroom, as well as space for exercise and circuit training equipment.

All of the renovations will be completed by August.

New Athletic and Recreation Centre on schedule for September opening

The Mohawk Athletics and Recreation Centre is scheduled to open this September. The Mohawk Athletics and Recreation Centre is scheduled to open this September.

When the doors open in September, Mohawk students will have access to the newest, and one of the best, athletics and recreation centres at any Ontario college.

Mohawk's new Athletics and Recreation Centre will quickly become an integral part of the college experience for Mohawk students and provide Mohawk's varsity athletes with a first-class facility to show off at their home games. Some of the features of the new centre include:

  • Three gyms

  • Five times the fitness space (than currently offered in the residence fitness centre)

  • All new fitness equipment


The Athletics and Recreation Centre and the ongoing renovations to the Fennell Campus are part of Mohawk's Fennell Campus Renewal Project – the largest project of its kind in Mohawk’s history that to date includes a new library, student services centre, student labs and common areas.