The new North Central Shared Facility will use new learning techniques involving linking with the local community. It will have a focus on youth and families and be a partnership between community, schools and service providers.
The overall concepts have received general positive approval. There is some concern about the decision to demolish the historic Scott Collegiate building to make way for the new facility.
A new Albert Library Branch will be part of the facility. It will be innovative in that it will be in the same building as the school and the library will be shared between the school and the community.
Planning for the project has been going on for some time. In 2008, the project held a Learning Café on May 28 and a Design Festival on October 4. http://www.nccaregina.ca/index.php/article/north_central_shared_facility An Open House and BBQ was held on October 3, 2009 with displays and drawings of the new facility, and an opportunity to talk to project leaders and partner organizations.
A report on the Design Festival, the Conceptual Building Designs and some Sustainable Building Concepts are available on the project website.
A set of concept designs had been developed. See the previous plans. But because of withdrawal of funding support from the federal government, the project will not be as extensive as envisioned in earlier designs.
On April 18, 2011 firm funding from the remaining partners was publicly announced – $38 million in capital was promised for the North Central Shared Facility from: the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education ($16.2 million), Regina Public Schools ($8.72 million), City of Regina ($8.8 million) and the Regina Public Library ($1.25 million). The school board and the city are also donating the land for the site.
Detailed designs based on the available funds were developed. The partners, stakeholders and tenants met on August 14, 2012 at P3 Architecture to review conceptual drawings of the shared facility. The main focus was to establish how the different offices (agencies) would interact and work together based on their placement within the facility. http://www.nccaregina.ca/
The name Mâmawêyatitân Centre was chosen for the new facility.
Construction has been ongoing for a number of months and it is hoped that it will open in June 2017.
For more information, see the website http://www.mamaweyatitan.ca/