SUB Renovation Update: Outdoor construction to recommence at the Students’ Union Building

News Staff - Fri Mar 28, 2014

Construction work on the lower level inside the Students’ Union Building has been ongoing throughout the winter, and now it is time to start construction outside once again.

As you may know, the South entrance into SUB from the Van Vliet Centre has been closed permanently, and a new East entrance, where the quiet room used to be, is now open. This is perhaps the first real sign of one of the new features of the SUB Renovation Project!

All other entrances into SUB remain unchanged.

With the south entrance closed, we will be able to proceed with a number of other construction activities:

  • starting at the very end of March, the existing accesses from the south - the stairs and the ramp - will be removed;
  • at the same time, the concrete canopy above the entranceway will also be removed;
  • in early April, the stairs from the 89 Avenue service road to SUB (next to the pedway to the Stadium Car Park) will be closed, and will not reopen until 2015.

In line with City of Edmonton noise bylaws, construction work will only take place between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Sundays and Holidays.

With the concurrent construction around the new PAW Centre, we urge all users of the service road between SUB and the Van Vliet Centre to watch for and obey special signs and flag people, and we encourage all unnecessary traffic to use alternate routes.

For more information, please contact Nigel Brachi, at or 780.492.4241.

General information about the SUB Renovation project is available on the web at The project will be funded by a referendum-approved, CPI-indexed fee of $9 per term and an annual cash contribution from the Students’ Union operating funds. Additional funding is being sought from outside donors and vendors, with some key contributions already secured from business partners of the Students’ Union.

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