About The Centre
Edmonton’s front door to educational and economic opportunities
Work is underway on NorQuest College’s downtown expansion, a project that will enable the college to continue to help meet Alberta’s workforce needs.
The Singhmar Centre for Learning
is planned as a LEED Silver 22,500 m², four-storey building facing Capital Boulevard, flanked by 103 Avenue and 107 Street. It will feature labs, a teaching child care centre, a new library, food services, student activity space, and an Indigenous student centre.
The building also features a central atrium to provide light and space for student activities. The Singhmar Centre for Learning is to be connected to the existing downtown main building, the South Learning Centre. A renovation and retrofit of the South Learning Centre is integral to ensure the two buildings work together to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff.
Site preparation began in mid-2012. The Singhmar Centre for Learning will be open ifor fall term classes in 2017. The new building will allow NorQuest College to consolidate much of its Edmonton programming at its downtown campus.
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Singhmar Centre Facts at a Glance
- Conceived by Dialog Designs, designers of the Kaye Edmonton Clinic, the new Royal Alberta Museum, and the new tower at Edmonton International Airport.
- Officially named the “Singhmar Centre for Learning” on November 19, 2014 following $2.5-million gift to the project by Drs. Prem and Saroj Singhmar.
- Will be equipped with 24 classrooms and 25 labs. See the Gallery page for a look at the facilities to come.
- Will have an expansive learner centre/library, occupying the entire second floor of the building.
- Will house the 1000 Women Child Care Centre, which will also serve as a training facility for NorQuest’s child care programming.
- Will include an Indigenous student centre, featuring a dedicated ceremonial room overseen by the college’s Elder-in-residence.
- Will be a LEED Silver Certified facility, which will have a positive impact on the health of occupants while also promoting renewable, clean energy.
- Will feature an underground parking garage with room for 107 vehicles and 73 bicycles.
- Will provide the neighbourhood with publicly accessible green spaces