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artist's conception of transformed Windsor law buildingEllisDon Corporation and Fortis Construction Group will lead the construction of the Transforming Windsor Law building project.

General contractors selected for transformation of law building

Dean of law Christopher Waters announced Monday that general contractors have been selected for the Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law Building transformation.

The joint venture of EllisDon Corporation and Fortis Construction Group will lead the construction of the Transforming Windsor Law building project. The contractors are no strangers to the University of Windsor campus and are currently the general contractor for the Lancer Centre.

“We look forward to working with them,” says Dr. Waters. “They are mobilizing this month for a January 2021 start to construction.”

Law’s temporary quarters across campus were completed this fall to host faculty, staff, and students once it is safe to return. The University’s Board of Governors has approved an increase in the project budget of roughly 15 per cent, due primarily to the impact of COVID-19.

With fundraising already at $5.3 million of its $6 million target, Waters is confident the goal remains achievable despite the pandemic.

“The generosity and investments of alumni and friends will see us break through that target before the project is completed roughly two years from now,” he says.

To learn more about Transforming Windsor Law, visit the project website.

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