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Friday May 24th, 2013

Posted at 11:00am

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The outside of the Leddy Library

The University of Windsor is planning modern upgrades to its dated washroom facilities at the Leddy Library.

The current washrooms date back to original construction. The original Library Building, known as the west building, was built in 1957 and the main building was added in 1969.

In total the Leddy Library has twenty-five washrooms on four floors; fifteen in the main building, and ten in the west building.

As well as being very dated, the University says that there has been a history of issues with the existing washroom facilities in Leddy Library, including security and accessibility.

The total, the estimate to upgrade all twenty five washrooms is $2.3 million. The first phase of the project will renovate the washrooms in the Main Leddy Library on all four floors at a cost of $1.25 million. A second phase, pending the availability of funds, will complete the west building washrooms.

Planned work consists of the demolition of approximately 3,500 square feet in washrooms and adjacent areas in the main library. Upgrades include ceilings, flooring, electrical, lighting, air distribution and exhaust, plumbing fixtures and piping. Each floor will contain a Universal washroom.

All women’s and men’s washrooms have been designed without doors and will include accommodations for future emergency pull stations, which will eliminate the security issues that have been encountered in the past.

Pending board approval on Tuesday, construction will be phased for the turn-over of washrooms. Priority for September 2013 completion will be those washrooms for the basement and first floor. The estimated completion date for the remaining washrooms is October 2013.

The funding for this is coming from the University’s Deferred Maintenance Strategy.

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