We’re a credit union and community building is what we do. So when the University of Regina put out a call for development partners for its College Avenue Campus renewal project, Conexus jumped at the chance to help save the historic campus.
With our proud history of supporting education, arts and culture, we saw this project as a natural fit. Conexus submitted a unique proposal that put our co-operative principles to work to make a meaningful difference in the community. We’re thrilled the university chose to partner with Conexus.
In 2016, the University of Regina issued a request for proposals (RFP) looking for a development partner that could help save College Avenue Campus. Sharing similar values as the University, Conexus submitted a proposal and became the chosen partner.
As part of this partnership, Conexus is contributing $8.25 million in direct support to support the university's plans to revitalize the College Avenue Campus together with additional space, mechanical upgrades and amenities to help restore Darke Hall.
By building next to Darke Hall, we’re helping the university save millions and making improvements that will preserve the building as a heritage performance space, while bringing its systems and structures up to today’s standards and codes. This includes:
Learn more about the building design and public benefits here.
We’re worked in close consultation with our partners to make sure our project honours the university’s vision for the College Avenue Campus and is at home in beautiful Wascana Centre.
Our project is about much more than building a much-needed home for our corporate services staff. It will:
Help the university meet its number one capital fundraising priority
Help turn the campus into an educational and cultural hub
Save the university millions as it restores historic buildings
Support the return of Darke Hall to its former glory as a premier performance venue
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