Lenoir Community College in Kinston, N.C. has broken ground on a $7.4 million health sciences center.
The Floyd Health Sciences Center is being built to accommodate growing enrollment within the college's health department program, reports the New Bern Sun Journal.
The new 30,000-square-foot center will be double the size of the existing building and will enable the college to house all programs under the same roof.
The center will have eight classrooms, two conference rooms and office suites and seven labs with simulators.
Funding for the new facility comes in part from a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration; the remaining $5.4 million comes from the NC Connect Bond.
Construction is projected to be completed in October 2022.
The architect is LS3P and the contractor is Daniels & Daniels Construction.