Master Plan Looks to Future of Area Campuses
Now that the Master Plan for our London campus is in place, Fanshawe has turned its attention to addressing space and equipment issues at our area campuses in St. Thomas, Woodstock, and Simcoe.
Fanshawe's St. Thomas/Elgin Campus
Facilities Management has been working with the College's administration and an outside consultant on a new Area Campus Master Plan that will provide a blueprint for Fanshawe's growth in these communities.
Fanshawe's Oxford Campus in Woodstock
An initial audit of existing facilities and future requirements revealed similar issues at all three campuses: a general lack of labs, workshops, and classrooms; inefficient use of space; and the need for technology and equipment upgrades that will support growing programs. Despite the similarities, each campus has unique issues based on its own infrastructure, programming, and demands.
Fanshawe's James N. Allan Campus in Simcoe
Our consultant has identified several ways to address those problems through facilities renovations and reorganization. We will also be looking at opportunities to create new space where appropriate, especially in cases where program enrollment is limited because we lack the capacity to serve students.
Moving forward, the College will review recommendations from our consultant and proceed with a second phase of investigation that will produce a final report. The Area Campus Master Plan will be based on that report, with further input from key stakeholders. We anticipate an exciting document that will help us meet changing demands and priorities at our regional campuses.
We will update you on further developments as they occur throughout this process. Thank you to everyone who has contributed advice and information so far!