Arts Student Centre at Brock Commons

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A rendering showing the new Arts Student Centre
The new Arts Student Centre will be a compact stand-alone structure with 3-storeys and total net area of approximately 1025 square metres. It is intended to be an efficient, multi-purpose facility that will advance the core mission of the Arts Undergraduate Society and will be built at the corner of East Mall and Walter Gage Road.

The facility will advance the core mission of the Arts Undergraduate Society to improve the academic, social, personal, and professional lives of Arts students at UBC Vancouver, and provide much-needed amenities to support the learning, social, collaboration and innovation space needs of a diverse Faculty of Arts student population.

The building will feature society offices, study and recreational spaces, and an art gallery. Development will be coordinated with the Brock Commons Phase 2 project.

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The Arts Student Centre was previously proposed to be located within The Bosque, west of the Life Building, but has since been relocated to Brock Commons south of Allard Hall.

A map showing the location of the new Arts Student Centre near Allard Hall
The Arts Student Centre will be built south of Allard Hall.

Construction Schedule

It is estimated that construction will take place from late June 2020 to January 2022 to complete the two projects.

What to Expect During Construction

While construction is underway residents and those in offices near the site should expect some impacts.

  • The sidewalk along the east side of East Mall from Walter Gage Road to Crescent Road will be closed. Pedestrians will be detoured to the sidewalk running along the east side of Buchanan buildings. Signage will be erected to help people find their way.
     
  • East Mall between Crescent Road and Walter Gage Road will be closed. All service, delivery and emergency vehicles will be detoured using the existing Buchanan Angled Parking lot west of East Mall.  
     
  • The existing parking lot south of Allard Hall will be mostly closed. The closest alternative parking option is the North Parkade.

Construction Updates

See Construction and Transit Updates for this project.

Development Permit

DP 19030

Location

6100 block of Walter Gage Road

Proponents

  • UBC Properties Trust

Timeline

October 2019
Submitted Documents
October 2019

Submitted Documents

Development Permit application and plans submitted

October 2019
Development Review
October 2019

Development Review

Development Review Committee to occour on October 10th, 2019

October 2019
Public Open House
October 2019

Public Open House

A Public Open House will occur on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 between 11:30am - 1:30pm in the Concourse, UBC Life Building, 6138 Student Union Boulevard

October 2019
Advisory Panel
October 2019

Advisory Panel

Advisory Urban Design Panel application presentation to occur on October 17, 2019

October 2019
Public Comment Period
October 2019

Public Comment Period

Public Comment Period: October 1 - October 23, 2019

December 2019
Board of Governors Meeting
December 2019

Board of Governors Meeting

Board of Governors Meeting (Board 2) to occur December 5, 2019

February 21, 2020
Development Permit Issuance
February 21, 2020

Development Permit Issuance

Development Permit Issued

June 2020
Construction commences
June 2020

Construction commences

Construction is anticipated to be completed in January 2022

Questions?

Contact Aviva Savelson, Senior Manager, Public Engagement at aviva.savelson@ubc.ca or 604 822-0273.