Groundbreaking For New GVSU Science Building

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Grand Valley State University's main campus in Allendale. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Grand Valley State University’s main campus in Allendale. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University officials will break ground for the new Science Laboratory Building on Monday, April 15.

The 145,000-square-foot, four-story building will feature nine classrooms, 15 teaching laboratories, 14 faculty and student research laboratories, study spaces, offices and a greenhouse. The new building will provide much needed space for students, especially those pursuing degrees in science- and health-related fields.

The $55 million dollar facility will receive $30 million from the state and will expand Grand Valley’s ability to educate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The university has an A+ rating with Standards and Poor and will bond the $25 million needed to complete the project. No tuition money will be needed for the building.
 
Construction will begin in July and will create 950 temporary construction jobs; A target move-in date is fall 2015.

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