Phase III of the renovation of Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology got underway during the holiday break. Asbestos abatement on the second floor is near completion, demolition work on the third floor is halfway done, and demolition work on the fourth floor has begun. “We are about a week ahead of schedule,” said Mark Wenzel, facilities director for the province, adding a note of caution that in the construction business many factors can affect the schedule and it can easily slow down or speed up. Demolition and abatement will continue for the next several weeks. Rebuilding (remodeling) is expected to begin in late February.
This phase of the renovation focuses on the wing of the building that houses student rooms and classrooms. The project was originally to have taken place last year but was delayed due to the pandemic. It involves updating classrooms (including infrastructure for new technology), renovation of several offices, and remodeling rooms on the third and fourth floors to allow for three faculty suites and 34 student rooms with private baths. The projected completion date is early to mid-August.
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