Groundbreaking for Brock’s new on-campus residence set for Monday

With demand rising for on-campus housing, Brock University will break ground on a project to build another residence on Monday, Oct. 28.

The six-storey Residence 8 will be built beside the existing Alan Earp Residence using part of what is currently Parking Lot M. The nearly $40 million project will add more than 300 single-bed rooms, increasing Brock’s on-campus housing capacity to nearly 2,800. Expected completion is the summer of 2021.

Residence 8 will also include a new dining hall, a 24/7 service desk for students, and a hub for Conference and Events Services, which co-ordinates dozens of large events each year, bringing thousands of guests to Brock and filling many of the residence rooms throughout the summer.

Following remarks from senior administrators and student leaders, a groundbreaking ceremony and photo opportunity will be held at the site.

What: Residence 8 groundbreaking ceremony
When: Monday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.
Where: Parking Lot M (Beside Alan Earp Residence near the Glenridge Ave. entrance)
Parking: Media are asked to park in Lot E located across the roundabout from Lot M

For more information or for assistance arranging interviews:

* Michelle Pressé, Writer/Editor, Brock University, 905-688-5550 x4420

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