Physical Plant Services

Physical Plant Services (PPS)

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Capital Projects

Physical Plant Services is responsible for the oversight of all capital projects for Queen's University. This includes new buildings, major renovations and building Expansions.

Current Projects

Innovation and Wellness Centre - Queen’s University has announced the revitalization of 67 Union Street, home of the previous Physical Education Centre. The building is being dramatically transformed to accommodate three of the Principal’s top priorities, including establishing a new space for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, a home for our campus-wide innovation initiative, and a contemporary and integrated space for our Innovation and Wellness Centre.Situated in the new Innovation and Wellness Centre, the Engineering Innovation Commons will be a dedicated space for bringing our engineering community together. This leading-edge facility will be the heart of engineering teaching, research, and collaboration.

The generous donors who contributed to the “Inspiring Spaces” building fund understand the value of an inclusive, interdisciplinary environment—and their generosity is providing the necessary physical space to build community and stimulate new ideas. New undergraduate teaching and design studios, interdisciplinary research clusters, and flexible innovation space will bring together professors, undergraduate, and graduate students from a range of disciplines to collaborate in a dynamic and academic social environment.

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Completed Projects

Rendering of the New Richardson StadiumRichardson Memorial Stadium Revitalization - Richardson Stadium has been a fixture at Queen’s for nearly 100 years. The original Richardson Stadium was built in 1920 and located on what is now Tindall Field as a gift of James Armstrong Richardson, Queen’s chancellor from 1929 to 1939. In 1971 the stadium was rebuilt on its current site at West Campus, and was intended to be a temporary structure. More than four decades later, the stadium is showing its age.

The revitalization of Richardson Stadium is not just the building of a new stadium; it is the building of a strong varsity sports and recreation program for Queen’s, and a strong university overall. The project, a priority within Queen’s $500-million Initiative Campaign, is the next step in the university’s efforts to enhance its athletics and recreation facilities to promote the health and wellness of all students. Other recent projects include the Athletics and Recreation Centre, the re-opening of the gymnasiums in the Physical Education Centre and the redevelopment of Tindall, Nixon, and Miklas-McCarney fields.

Construction of the stadium is expected to begin after the 2015 football season and be completed by the start of the 2016 season. 

Brant House Residence and Smith House Residence - To honour their many years of service to Queen’s, two new residence buildings will be named for former principal David Chadwick Smith and Drs. Marlene Brant Castellano and Clare Clifton Brant. The residences will be named David C. Smith House and Brant House.

Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts - Completed and opened in 2014, the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts is an 80,000-square-foot world-class facility purpose built to create exceptional experiences for our students and audiences alike. It boasts a 566 performance hall, a 100 seat black box studio theatre, a 92 seat film screening room, a rehearsal hall which mimic's the acoustics of the performance hall exactly, and spaces for students, faculty and staff.

The Goodes Hall expansion will enable Queen’s School of Business to enhance and expand existing programs, accommodate new graduate programs, foster research excellence, and recruit the faculty needed to support this growth. It is an important element in our vision to be Canada’s premier business school and one of the world’s most innovative and influential.

QUBS New Research Building - Queens University Biological Station recently opened a new library/herbarium building. The new facility includes a state-of-the art library and work space, and will house the Fowler Herbarium collection with over 100,000 plant specimens, and will include 4 laboratory/work spaces for users on the bottom floor. The building is designed for 4-season use with an ICF foundation and excellent insulation in the top story. A geothermal heat pump system was used to allow climate control for the library and plant collections.