Frequently Asked Questions about the Battery
1) Why did Memorial purchase the Battery property?
2) How will Memorial pay for the Battery purchase?
3) What will be located at the Battery property?
4) When will Memorial tenants move into the Battery property?
5) Will the Battery space undergo renovations?
6) Is the battery accepting event bookings?
7) How can I ask other questions about the Battery?
Facilities and buildings on Memorial's St. John's campus and the Marine Institute are fully occupied and the university currently leases significant space off-campus. The space at the Battery will allow the university to consolidate a number of units that would be appropriately housed closer to the city's downtown core.
Building and operations will be cost-neutral to the university. Funding will be provided from redirecting lease expenditures for off-campus space and revenue generated from university activities at the facility.
The intention is for the Battery to be a resource to Memorial and the public. Planning is an ongoing process, but as of the purchase date, several Memorial units have been identified as likely tenants, including the Harris Centre, Genesis Centre, Gardiner Centre, and Office of Public Engagement. The Battery will also include residence space for Memorial graduate students.
Memorial also wants to hear your ideas for the Battery facility. The university is actively listening to ideas for programming and activities for the public engagement spaces at the facility and is interested to explore other potential partnership and development opportunities for the unallocated areas of the facility and site. Visit our consultation page to share your big ideas!
Planning is underway, but a relocation schedule has not yet been set.
A number of renovations are planned for the building. You can visit our consultation page to learn more about our plans to date.
At this point, the Battery is not accepting bookings for public events. If you have further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you'd like to ask a question about the Battery, please email email@example.com or call Jordan Wright at 864-7352.
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