Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth, Fla., is constructing a dental and medical services technology facility on its Loxahatchee Groves campus.
The four-story, 84,000-square-foot building will enable the college to move the program off the Lake Worth campus, reports The Palm Beach Post. The facility will have science labs, general classrooms and administrative offices.
The project is expected to cost more than $50 million; the college has received about $30 million in state funds for the project.
The building that houses the dental program on the Lake Worth campus needs to be replaced, the college says, because it is more than 50 years old and is too small to meet enrollment growth.
Once the new building is complete, the Lake Worth building will be torn down.
The Loxahatchee Groves campus is in the western central part of Palm Beach County. The 75-acre facility, which opened five years ago as the college’s fifth campus, serves more than 5,000 students annually.
Construction is expected to be completed in the next three years.