Red River College forges ahead with new Innovation Centre
September 12, 2017
Less than five months after Red River College initially announced plans to build a $95 million Innovation Centre just north of its Princess Street campus, site preparations for the building are already underway.
The 100,000 square foot development will incorporate an existing building located across the street from the Roblin Centre on the north side of Elgin Street — the 100 year-old three-storey Scott Fruit Building which has heritage building status.
But the neighbouring building to the west of Scott Fruit, the former Metro Motors, is in the process of being demolished.
"We are moving very quickly," said Red River College president Paul Vogt. "We are now in the design stage and we expect to be building within 12 months."