NOTICE OF WORK - Trades Redevelopment Work Begins

We are pleased to announce that construction will begin on the new Automotive Marine Trades Redevelopment (AMTR) project on Monday, May 1st.  This is an exciting new development that will bring a major transformation to VIU’s Trades Area, which will include:

  • a complete redevelopment of the existing Automotive Facility (Bldg.150),
  • a new Trades Discovery Centre (featured below) including shared spaces for all trades and a new Carpentry Shop,
  • a renovated Motorcycle & Marine Shop in Building 110, and
  • a new addition for an LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) shop at Building 110.



Automotive Marine Trades Redevelopment

Type of Work:

Construction Work

Reason for Work:

Major redevelopment of the Trades Area to modernize buildings and site, improve the functionality & quality of learning environment.


Ledcor Construction


Trades Area:

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Start:   May 1, 2017

End: August 2018


Moderate (refer also to plan):

  • Entrance W2 will be blocked intermittently during the project. Access to Parking Lot U will be maintained via W2 with the exception of short, intermittent closures.
  • The northern portion of Parking Lot A will be inaccessible starting late-May.  Alternate routes will be provided.  Access to Parking Lot A will be maintained via W1 with the exception of short, intermittent closures.
  • The Trades area will experience constraints on access to/from buildings and use of the fenced compound.
  • Intermittent shut-downs of certain services & infrastructure will be scheduled throughout the project, with as little impact as possible to the VIU community.
  • As a result of this development; the east-west roadway connecting the Gym to Wakesiah will become a no-through road.


Exercise caution around work zones. 

Do not enter cordoned areas and obey all signs & instructions given by construction workers. 

Noise and vibrations will occur during the construction process.


VIU Project Manager:

Drew Taylor




Please stay tuned for updates as progress is made on the project.  For any questions / comments, please contact the Project Manager listed above. 


For the most up to date information see the VIU Safety App or the Campus Development website:


Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we undertake this exciting initiative!




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