Purdue University’s trustees approve two major construction projects

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The Purdue University’s board of trustees has approved two major construction projects on the West Lafayette campus.

The state appropriated funds for the construction of the new Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital ($73 million) and the Engineering and Polytech Gateway building ($60 million).

The first phase of the $80-million Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway project is expected to begin in the spring of 2020. The two-phase project aims to replace the current Nuclear Engineering Building and Michael Golden Laboratories with new facilities serving the College of Engineering and Purdue Polytechnic Institute, according to a report from Inside Indiana Business.

The 145,000-sq.-ft. Phase 1 facility will be named Dudley Hall in recognition of alumni Bill and Marty Dudley. The project is expected to be complete by the 2022-23 academic year.

The $108-million Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital will feature hospital facilities for equine, small animal and farm animal patients. The project is expected to be complete in December 2021.

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