About the building

More than just a building

We’re helping build a community at College Avenue Campus, not just an office space, but we know that the construction is what will attract the most attention. We’re proud of this unique project and happy to share our progress as we work with our partners to help revitalize the campus.

We recently announced our selection of P3Architecture Partnership (P3A) as the architect on the project. As the University of Regina’s prime consultant on the overall College Avenue Campus renewal project, P3A is well-positioned to ensure our building is designed in harmony with Wascana Centre and the rest of the campus.

Preserving history and building a community for the future

It’s too early in the process to share much detail. Here’s what we can say at this point about the space we’re building on a lot leased from the university next to Darke Hall.

  • It won’t see a lot of traffic – The building will not serve members. It will be home to our Regina-based corporate services staff, a team that’s currently spread across six different locations in the city.
  • It will fit in – We care about the park too. Our environmentally-sustainable design will integrate new construction with the heritage spaces that make up the campus. It will be built according to Parks Canada’s Standards for Conservation of Historic Spaces in Canada and the Wascana Centre Authority’s architectural requirements. 
  • It will support economic development – Our building will be home to Regina’s first business incubator, a space that will nurture and grow the next generation of Saskatchewan small businesses. The incubator might also act as a working lab for students, providing an environment for research and projects.
  • It will benefit the university – Our contribution of up to $8.25 million to the College Avenue Campus renewal project includes $3.25 million for leasing the land. The building will be turned over to the university when our 90-year lease expires.
  • It will help save Darke Hall – By building next to Darke Hall, we’ll also help the university save money, enabling improvements that will preserve the historic concert hall while bringing its systems and structures up to today’s standards and codes. Our plans include possible shared spaces, improved accessibility, and shared technology and heating systems.

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