Business School Construction News Update
Welcome back to campus on the heels of what has been a very busy summer for University physical plant improvement projects.
One project that will be ongoing until occupancy in January 2013 is construction of the Paul T. Paul College of Business and Economics on Garrison Avenue across from Stoke Hall; just behind Health Services. This project is made possible in part by a $25M donation from Peter T. Paul (‘67), the largest ever single gift in the University’s history, that will deliver great dividends to the academic mission here at UNH with a technology rich building holding 950 instructional seats in 16 classrooms.
Like other large scale capital projects on campus, the benefits will pay out over decades; however, there will be some accommodations required for the short term (i.e. now through December 2012):
- The temporary closing of Ballard Way between Garrison Avenue and Health Services means that pedestrian traffic heading toward the downtown area and HoCo will need to go around the site either by way of Rosemary Lane or up Garrison Avenue to Main Street.
- The project limits are clearly marked with site fencing. The area inside the fencing is the responsibility of the General Contractor and is strictly off limits to the campus community - this includes Grant House. UNH Admissions is now in Smith Hall.
- Noise will occur in varying degrees throughout the duration of the project. The typical work day is 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., up to six days a week.
- Contact information as well as more details about the project are available at the project web site - www.unh.edu/ecd/design_pcbe.html.