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January 28, 2015

Construction of new health and wellness centre to begin later this year.

The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) and Fanshawe College are pleased to announce an expansion of the current recreation and fitness facilities at the College's London Campus.

The existing Community Fitness Centre was built in 1993 and Fanshawe's student population has increased by 68% since then.

 

The proposed three-floor facility will significantly increase the space available for the delivery of health services, designated wellness programming and flexible fitness space for cardio and strength training and group exercise rooms. It will also house space for massage therapy and other wellness services, the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, pharmacy and juice bar.

"A new health and wellness centre will provide state-of-the-art facilities on campus for students not only to work out, but to also deal with day-to-day stresses of life," said Fanshawe Student Union President Matthew Stewart. "We are excited about the services students will be able to access once the building opens. The FSU will continue to work closely with Fanshawe College on this project."

In May 2011, the FSU and Fanshawe identified expanded fitness and wellness facilities and services as a high priority. They have been working together ever since on plans for the Centre.

"The new Centre will provide all students with more and modern space, as well as improved access to fitness, athletic, wellness and health services," said Fanshawe President Peter Devlin. "With the growth of the College and an increased focus on fitness and wellness, this facility will be one more asset to ensure Fanshawe offers a premier college learning and student life experience."

In May 2014, the Fanshawe Student Union announced the students would contribute $24 million toward the College's historic $100 million Remarkable Campaign. The purpose of this donation was to fund the building of the new fitness and wellness centre.

"Fanshawe students have pledged a significant amount of money towards a new health and wellness centre on Fanshawe's London campus that will serve the changing needs of Fanshawe students for decades to come," said Stewart.

Construction of the Health and Wellness Centre is expected to begin later this year.

For further information, please visit Fanshawe's media contact page.