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August 13, 2014

Thanks residents, businesses & community leaders who have expressed support. 

 Fanshawe College today announced that its offer to purchase the Kingsmill building in the downtown core has expired. Over the next few months, the College will evaluate options to ensure it has the space and capacity necessary to meet its growing student needs.

“I want to thank all the residents, businesses and community leaders who have expressed their support throughout the process of exploring a bigger, bolder vision for downtown and City councillors and staff for the time they took to consider the plan,” said Fanshawe President Peter Devlin.

In 2009, the City of London approached the College to build a presence downtown. Earlier this year phase one of Fanshawe's downtown campus opened with approximately 400 students and staff.

 Fanshawe's vision for phase two was designed to be a game changer for the core with the opportunity to put an additional 1600 students in signature programs such as Tourism and Hospitality and IT downtown. In a search for a suitable location, over 20 properties in and near the Education and Arts district were assessed. The Kingsmill property best met the College's requirements. 

The proposed phase two plan would have placed a total of 2,000 students in the core, freeing up space to accommodate growth on the main London campus. 

“Our focus remains on addressing our pressing space needs. We will now take the time to reassess what's best for Fanshawe,” said Devlin. 

For further inquiries please visit Fanshawe's media contact page.