Campus Centre Redevelopment Project
The vision for the new Campus Centre is to be the cornerstone of campus life, bringing together services supporting student success and building community.
SAIT is in the initial phase of a multi-year project to redevelop Campus Centre and will go to market for design solutions this summer.
Following a partial building closure on Aug. 1, 2022, only the Wellness Centre, including the SAIT Trojans Gymnasium, will remain open for use by students and employees until further notice. As the project progresses, a temporary facility will be put in place on campus to support recreational activities and Campus Centre will close completely.
The initial scope of the project is approx. four years and includes the construction of renewed facilities dedicated to promoting health and supporting student learning, community and wellness on campus.
The project supports SAIT’s commitment to excellence as outlined in New World. New Thinking., SAIT’s Strategic Plan 2020-25 and is aligned with the institution’s Campus Development Master Plan Framework.
SAIT continues its integrated partnership and community engagement with the SAIT Students' Association (Saitsa) regarding Saitsa programming and services to be delivered in the new building.
We look forward to the future of Campus Centre and all its possibilities for our community here at SAIT.
This web page will be updated throughout the project — stay tuned for more info.
Construction details and updates
Last update: Aug. 8, 2022
Current project status:
The Wellness Centre is open during construction Come on in! You can still sweat, spin, chill, squash, lift, stretch, flex, dunk and smash your opponent at table tennis on campus — use the east doors by the soccer field to get to the Wellness Centre.
No CTrain access via the building There is no access to the CTrain station via Campus Centre — follow the detour to/from the platform.
We're under construction Campus Centre is now partially closed. Exterior fencing has been installed. Exterior brick removal is underway.
The Campus Centre Redevelopment project includes the demolition of SAIT’s current Campus Centre and the construction of a new building on site.
Prior to demolition, the building must be decommissioned. The partial building closure starting Aug. 1, and the eventual full building closure, will facilitate pre-demolition activities including decant (moving out of people and things), remediation, infrastructure salvage and decommissioning.
Health and safety will be prioritized throughout the project. Areas of work will follow all safety regulations. The building will be hoarded off in zones. All building systems will continue to be online — fire alarm, lighting, HVAC — for the duration of pre-demolition activities.
Please note the following service-specific closure dates and relocation information, as applicable.
- ice rink/arena, closed
- bowling alley, closed
- eSports lounge, closed, a temporary location will open in the Senator Burns building (NJ112) in September
Trojans Athletics have secured alternate spaces to continue their programming this fall.
The Wellness Centre, including the SAIT Trojans Gym and locker rooms, will remain open until further notice. Use the east entrance by the soccer field to get to the Wellness Centre.
Visit Athletics and Recreation in the Senator Burns building, NN121.
- Saitsa administrative offices, closed, visit the Saitsa Resource Centre, Stan Grad Centre, MC107.
- The Gateway, closed, live music events will be hosted by the Gateway Events team at various venues throughout the city, while the Gateway Food and Beverage team will transition into a community food truck. Both teams independently launch this fall and continue to serve SAIT students and the Calgary community.
- The Odyssey, closed, a temporary location offering a limited menu from the Odyssey will open in the Senator Burns building (Station Market) in September.
CTrain access through Campus Centre is no longer available. The northwest end of the CTrain platform will remain open. Follow the detour to/from the platform. Although access to Campus Centre via the elevator will be unavailable after Aug. 1, an accessible route to and from the platform will be maintained. SAIT will work with the City of Calgary/Calgary Transit to notify transit users.
With the partial closure of Campus Centre, room bookings for the Orpheus Theatre, Symposium Room and other event/meeting spaces in Campus Centre are unavailable.
The bike locker in front of The Gateway is no longer accessible due to exterior construction fencing/hoarding, but there are bike lockers in the P6 Parking Garage. Contact email@example.com to rent a bike locker.
This FAQ will be updated throughout the project.
Campus Centre is at the end of its lifecycle. Major renovations to building infrastructure and repairs to maintain as-is will exceed 65% of existing building value.
Upgraded functionality is also necessary to support universal accessibility to health and wellness amenities, Saitsa operations and events, and to provide large gathering spaces for the SAIT community.
A new building project will maximize value and opportunity to best support a great student experience on campus.