Updated: July 11, 2023
Public Open House
A Public Open House is planned for July 25, 2023 from 11:30 - 1:00 PM at CPA Hall in the Henry Angus Building, 2053 Main Mall. Light refreshments will be provided.
Click here to submit your comments to the proposed Sauder Expansion project. Comments will be accepted until August 1, 2023.
2053 Main Mall behind the Henry Angus building
UBC Properties Trust
A Development Permit application has been received to expand the Sauder School of Business by adding an 11-storey addition behind the Henry Angus building at 2053 Main Mall.
The new addition will be connected to Henry Angus via a walkway located on the third floor and will house the Robert H. Lee Graduate School and innovative business programs for the Sauder School of Business. The proposed expansion will require the removal of both the existing Powerhouse and Fire Hall buildings. The total additional building area is 13,508 sq. m.
The proposed expansion of the Sauder School of Business will meet the growing needs of the business school. The proposal is for an 11 storey building with approximately 13,500 sq.m. of space which will include an Indigenous centre, and spaces for classrooms, offices, amenities, and collaborative learning. The project also provides a significant amount of new public outdoor space along West Mall, including a plaza space that will provide access to the main building entrance and a café.
Considerable planning has gone into the decision to remove the two heritage buildings on the site, the decommissioned Power House and Old Fire Hall. Key factors included costs, functionality, and ecological and heritage impacts of retention versus replacement. The Power House will be demolished due to contamination and seismic issues and work is still underway to determine whether the Fire Hall will be demolished or relocated.
June 30, 2023
A development permit application is received on June 30, 2023.
July 13, 2023
Development Review Committee
The project is presented to the UBC Development Review Committee for staff review and comment.
July 25, 2023
Public Open House
A public open house session is hosted from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM in CPA Hall, Henry Angus Building, 2053 Main Mall
August 1, 2023
End of Public Comment Period
The public comment period for this project ends on August 1, 2023.
Board of Governors Meeting
Board of Governors Meeting to occur in September
Development Permit Issuance
A Development Permit is anticipated to be issued in November
Construction is anticipated to begin in July 2024
July 6, 2023
Advisory Urban Design Panel application presentation to occur on July 6, 2023.
Manager, Development Services