UCF breaks ground on new Florida campus

WCN Editorial Team 15 May 2017 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

University of Central Florida (UCF) has broken ground on the first building on its new campus in Orlando, Florida.

The new four-storey building, named Dr. Phillips Academic Commons, will feature 148,000 sq ft of learning space. Dr. Phillips Charities, a nonprofit organisation, donated $7m for the project.

Apart from the building, the new 15-acre campus will also feature UCF’s Center for Emerging Media, a 600-capacity parking space, a tri-generation plant, and a 15-storey mixed-use building.

The campus will be shared by UCF and Valencia College, and will accommodate 7,700 students. It is expected to open in 2019.

UCF president John Hitt said: “This innovative campus will offer a bold new avenue for uplifting lives and livelihoods of students from the Parramore community, from Central Florida and from throughout our Sunshine State.

“It will provide area employers with talent that will invigorate and reshape the workplaces of tomorrow. And it will energize the rising downtown of the No. 1 tourist-destination city in America. With today’s groundbreaking, we begin a future of greater prosperity in Central Florida.”

University of Central Florida (UCF) has broken ground on the first building on its new campus in Orlando, Florida.

Editorial credit: Jillian Cain Photography / Shutterstock.com

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