Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) has reveled $20 million project plans to add a fifth campus. The new campus space will be called “KPU Civic Plaza” and be located in the city central area of Surrey.
Alan Davis, KPU President and Vice-Chancellor said that KPU Civic Plaza is expected to open in 2016 and boost a minimum three-storey site and accommodate roughly 1,600 students. It will located right next to Surrey’s new City Hall, and the architecturally iconic City Centre Library.
The new campus will offer courses in strategic planning; media and communications; policy, governance and innovation; public relations; emerging market analysis; product development; management sciences; accounting; human resource management; financial analysis; specific business applications, and; professional standards.
“It’s very much a downtown, urban campus meeting the needs of the people who live in this region or use this as their gateway to other things.” said Davis.
There are currently three other major universities in Surrey’s City Centre neighborhood – UBC, BCIT, and SFU. The area is also home to Vancouver Career College.
It’s important to note the Civic Surrey 3 Plaza skyscraper, which will be Surrey’s tallest building, has yet to be built.