As we watch the new Sun Centre gradually take shape on campus it’s becoming evident that it will be more than just a building.
“It’s going to have a very positive impact on our school atmosphere,” Mr. Michael Murgatroyd, Director of Finance, says of the new dining hall and student lounge. “When you see the congestion in the existing Brown Hall and you go to something where there’s room for everybody, it’ll make a huge difference in how the school feels. In addition, that common room lounging area will be the perfect spot for boarding and day students to socialize.”
Construction on campus began in the late fall and has been steady through winter and spring. Despite some unexpected difficulties as a result of the wetter (and snowier) winter than usual, Michael says it still looks like the Sun Centre will be ready for students when they return from spring break next year.
Behind the scenes, a group of SMUS faculty and staff is already working on the finishing touches for the Sun Centre. This past week the group looked at carpeting, flooring, wall samples and cabinetry. Next up is choosing the furniture that students will use in the new building.
“With this tall, Gothic-like open ceiling with lots of glass, it’ll be a spectacular building,” Michael says. “I think the kids will love this space and will take a lot of pride in the new building.”