The Wayne Community College in Goldsboro started construction on its new automotive and collision repair building, the college’s first construction project in more than a decade.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held June 17 on the construction site on the north side of the college’s main campus in Goldsboro.
The WCC is using the design-build delivery method which has the team of Daniels and Daniels Construction and Moseley Architects working closely together and with college personnel to create a design that meets the needs of the programs and stays within the college’s budget.
The project is on schedule and construction is expected to be ready for occupancy early in Fall 2020, in time for that semester’s classes to be held in the building.
The project’s budget is $7 million. The approximately 34,000-sq.-ft. building will bring all of the college’s automotive and collision repair classrooms, bays, work rooms, and offices under one roof. They are currently spread through four buildings around a vehicle containment lot.
The front of the building will be conventional construction and the rear will be a pre-engineered building with accommodations for possible expansion. It was designed for maximum flexibility and will feature open spaces that can be used for meetings and training, collaboration space for students, classrooms on a mezzanine which overlook lab spaces, and a lobby with an automotive showroom feel.