Fleming College is constructing a new $36.6 million, 87,000 square foot trades and technology skills training facility to be located on the college’s Sutherland Campus on Brealey Drive in Peterborough.
The Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre, through a unique partnership with education and industry, will teach and train students from regional secondary schools, Fleming College and regional industry. The facility will provide new space and equipment for training in areas such as carpentry, welding, plumbing and machining.
The new facility, with state-of-the art, sustainable shop facilities, smart-wired classrooms, and labs with the newest technology will be located on the Fleming’s main Sutherland Campus, offering all students access to a full suite of services and supports and a vibrant campus life.
Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre at Fleming College Building Skills. Shaping Futures.
Now is the time to make an investment in the future of skilled trades and technology for our region and our province. With your help, this facility will have a positive impact on our community and lead the way to reversing the effects of Ontario's skilled trades' shortage.
KTTC Construction: Storm Water Management Pond
Work will soon get underway on a storm water management pond as part of the ongoing construction of the KTTC and the Fleming Sport Complex.
The pond will be located directly opposite St. Joseph's at Fleming on the southwest side of the main entrance. It will service stormwater drainage for the entire campus and has been mandated by the City of Peterborough to meet its flood regulations (the site must be able to accommodate a 100-year storm).
The college has been working with D.M. Wills engineering to ensure that the pond meets all regulatory standards, including the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority's (ORCA) environmental standards.
As part of the construction of the storm water management pond, trees will be removed and the walkway that extends from the main entrance on Brealey Drive up to the campus building will be re-oriented to run alongside the main driveway. There may be occasional lane closures as work progresses. Staff and students will be given advanced notice of any traffic interruptions.
The pond will filter all campus storm water and features a control output that will prevent erosion in downstream waterways. It will also capture sediment on-site and prevent it from entering nearby streams and creeks.
KTTC time lapse: first eight months of construction
Completion of the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre is scheduled for April 2014, and will be in full operation in September 2014. This video time lapses the first eight months of construction.
KTTC Construction: Progress to date
Fleming College reached a major milestone in the construction of the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre when the large construction crane was erected on-site on Nov. 26, 2012.
- Footings started
- Formwork started
- Stairwells started
- Elevator shaft started
- Contracts being awarded for trades
- Boulders removed
Construction began in August 2012.
Revised: May 24, 2013