U of M Breaks Ground on Health Sciences Education Center

February 13, 2018 06:57 PM

Gov. Mark Dayton was among those on hand Tuesday when the University of Minnesota broke ground on a new Health Sciences Education Center.

A release said demolition and utility work has already begun at the site of the new building, which will be located at the corner of Harvard and Delaware Streets SE on the East Bank.

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Construction on the $108.6 million project is expected to be completed in December of 2019.

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The state of Minnesota approved $66.7 million in funding as part of the 2017 bonding bill. The university and donors are expected to provide another $33.3 million, and predesign and design from reallocated TCF Bank Stadium bond proceeds are expected to provide $8.6 million.

The release said the building is expected to cover more than 200,000 square feet, and will include active learning classrooms, a simulation center, the Bio-Medical Library and student and visitor services for all health science schools.

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