The Clearwater Hall at Keyano College is now ready to house its next batch of students.
Since May, the entire building has been renovated, updating the suites, while replacing all the pipes and electrical wiring. The Hall has 20 different suites – with six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a kitchen, and a lounge area.
Vice President of Finance at Keyano Carol Pollard tells Mix News students will be moving into the building on Friday.
“The Clearwater Hall is home to 118 students and by mid-September we will be at 100 per cent occupancy.”
Pollard notes they will most likely see first year, international students or members of Keyano’s sports teams start to move in over the next couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, this is the first major renovations the dorm has gone through since it first opened back in 1983. Pollard adds this will help enhance each students school experience.
“You want a place they can stay that’s safe, that’s homey, and inviting, and we felt the renovations were essential to achieve that objective.”
The entire project is costing $4 million, however, this is only the first phase as work still needs to be done on the elevators. Phase two will start next summer, using the remaining $800,000 they received from RBC – with all the funds being paid back using the revenue from the building.
Pollard says the work will add an extra 25 years on the Hall’s life before any more work is needed.