Douglas College is adding a second campus in downtown New Westminster at the Anvil Centre Office Tower. The 6,132 square metre (66,000 square feet) space will support anticipated growth in student numbers over the next three to five years.
“The Anvil Campus Centre will be a wonderful new space that will draw students from every corner of the province to Douglas College,” said Advanced Education, Skills and Training Minister Melanie Mark. “This expansion helps Douglas College continue to provide the education and training students need to open the doors of opportunity.”
The Douglas College Anvil Centre campus will cover four floors, boast 21 new classrooms, a host of new student collaboration spaces, and a simulation lab for financial and Amazon-style supply chain management modelling. This will expose students to the pressures and realities of these fields.
“Douglas College is growing and growing. This expansion comes just in time,” said Kathy Denton, president of Douglas College. “It’s an exciting chance to develop new learning opportunities for our students through our degree, post-degree and diploma programs. It also gives us space we need to upgrade our existing campus in New Westminster and plan for the future.”
The new space will include flexible collaboration rooms that transition to the needs of individual instructors, quiet study and group project areas for students, as well as faculty and administration offices.
“Expanding to the Anvil Centre will give students more space to study, prepare for class, and connect after class,” says Supun Thalagala, Douglas College business student. “And, the best thing is, it’s so close to the New Westminster main campus and to the SkyTrain.”
This state-of-the-art facility is located across the street from the New Westminster SkyTrain station and two blocks from the main New Westminster campus, providing additional student amenities and space, while maintaining convenience.
“Douglas College is an educational jewel in our community that has been serving students in our city and across B.C. for 40 years,” said MLA for New Westminster Judy Darcy. “The Anvil Centre campus will help Douglas College build on that legacy of learning that has helped build our thriving community.”
Douglas College Anvil Centre will open mid-summer 2018 and welcome students for the fall semester in September, 2018.
Douglas College is one of the largest applied degree-granting colleges in B.C., combining a solid academic foundation with employer-ready skills to help its students succeed.