News Archive


2017


August

The Memorial University Battery Facility is on its way to becoming a public engagement hub

As work continues at the Battery Facility, a reporter from the Telegram asked us some questions about life as a graduate resident and the greater vision for the space. Read the entire story here.


2016


September

Memorial's Battery Facility renovation continues

Renovations taking place at Memorial University’s Battery Facility became more visible this week.

Demolition of the city-view wing (the oldest section of the building, closest to Signal Hill Road) has begun. While significant work has already taken place inside the building, the current phase, set to continue over the next couple weeks, will significantly alter both the look and the footprint of the building.

 

August

Graduate student accommodations at Memorial's Battery Facility full for September

All 85 rooms in the newly renovated Battery Facility Graduate Accommodations will be occupied this fall, bringing together students from across Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and the world. The students represent a broad range of disciplines at Memorial, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and engineering.

March

Redevelopment of Memorial University's Battery Facility continues

Redevelopment continues at Memorial University’s Battery Facility with the upcoming release of tenders for more construction work.


2015


August

First look at the view from Memorial's Battery Facility Graduate Accommodations

Now that construction is wrapping up on the Harbour Wing of Memorial University’s new Battery Facility Graduate Accommodations, the first look inside the re-modelled space is ready to share. Major work on the wing, which includes 42 rooms, is now complete, with only finishing touches remaining prior to the first students moving in.

July

Battery Facility Graduate Student Accommodations offering broad views, seeking the same

Applications for Memorial University's Battery Facility Graduate Student Accommodations are now being accepted.

 

May

Roofing and siding work to begin at Memorial's Battery Facility

External construction work at Memorial's Battery Facility will begin next week.


2014


December

Memorial announces architectural contract for Battery facility

Memorial University has contracted architectural design services for the next phase of the redevelopment of the Battery facility to DIALOG in association with LAT49 Architecture Inc.

September

Republic of Doyle at the Battery Facility

The production crew of Republic of Doyle will be utilizing the parking lot of Memorial's Battery Facility from September 11-18. Disruption to the neighbouring area is not expected.

August

Public consultation sessions have been completed

Information sessions and stakeholder meetings were conducted through May and June to inform people of Memorial’s plans for the former Battery Hotel facility, and to gather input on programming and partnership opportunities. A conceptual design of the Battery Facility has been developed and can be viewed in the Signaling the Way video.  The overall vision for the space as a public engagement hub to facilitate university-community collaboration, and space to accommodate several university outreach offices and much-needed residential space for graduate students was well recieved by the community. A report detailing the suggestions and feedback recieved during the consultations will be released soon. 

June

Battery Facility Auction
As planning for Memorial's Battery Facility continues and in preparation for the start of renovations to the site, Fitzpatrick's Auctioneers will be holding an auction of the contents of the former Battery Hotel on July 2nd and 5th. Bedroom suite contents: Wednesday July 2nd 9:00am-5:00pm (auction starts at 10:00am). Viewing will be available Monday, June 30th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. All remaining furniture, housekeeping carts, kitchen supplies, tables, exercise equipment and miscellaneous items: Saturday July 5th from 9:00am-5:00pm (auction starts at 10:00am). Viewing will be Friday July 4th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. For more information about the auction please visit: http://www.fitzpatricksauction.com/
Live Webcast Tonight - 7:00 PM - Public Information Session

We want to hear your ideas for the Battery Facility. Please join us tonight for a live webcast of our Public Information Session taking place at the Johnson GEO Centre.

PSA: Republic of Doyle filming

Republic of Doyle filming at the Battery facility from June 9-11

May

PSA: Royal Newfoundland Constabulary training exercise at the Battery facility

Memorial University wishes to inform the neighbours of the Battery Facility (former Battery Hotel) that the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) will be conducting a training exercise at the facility on Wednesday, May 28.

Disturbance to the surrounding community is not expected; however, residents of the area may notice police cruisers and activity on the property throughout the day.

Renovation Update: New windows for the Office Tower (March 19, 2014)

Please be advised that work will be underway for the next several weeks to replace the windows in Office Tower portion of the Battery facility (facing Cabot Avenue). If you have any questions or concerns please contact battery@mun.ca.

Public Consultation Sessions - Information and RSVP

Public consultation sessions will be held in St. John's, Clarenville, Gander, Corner Brook and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. To register for these public session, please click here

Memorial faculty, staff or students? Register here

 

Consultation announced for Memorial's Battery facility

Memorial University is pleased to announce that information sessions and stakeholder meetings are being planned to inform people of Memorial’s plans for the former Battery Hotel facility, and to gather input on programming and partnership opportunities. 

April

PSA: Royal Newfoundland Constabulary training exercise at the Battery facility

Memorial University wishes to inform the neighbours of the Battery facility (formerly the Battery Hotel) that the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) will be conducting a training exercise at the facility on Wednesday, April 30.

Disturbance to the surrounding community is not expected. However, residents of the area may notice police cruisers and activity on the property throughout the day.  

 


2013


September

Planning and work underway at Memorial's new Battery property

The fall semester is just getting started, but there was no summer break for the planning and renovation work at Memorial’s new Battery property.

Memorial purchased the iconic property, home of the former Battery Hotel, in March 2013. Since then, various units and groups have been making plans about the future of the space.

“The first step was to address some of the planned maintenance and upgrades,” said Jordan Wright, project co-ordinator with the Battery Executive Management Committee. “We knew that the building was generally sound, but there were a number of smaller items that needed attention.”

April

Memorial University’s purchase of former Battery Hotel property complete; property use planning commences

Memorial University President and Vice-Chancellor Gary Kachanoski today announced that the purchase of the former Battery Hotel property has been finalized.

Memorial signs agreement to purchase Battery Hotel

Memorial University and the Battery Hotel are pleased to announce they have entered into a purchase and sale agreement for the acquisition of the Battery Hotel.

Contact

Memorial's Battery Facility

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca