Fanshawe College will be adding another downtown location in 2018. This campus being right across the street from the current Centre for Digital and Performance Arts in the Howard W. Rundle Building. The new Fanshawe building was the old, worn-down Kingsmill store. The City of London approved giving Fanshawe College a grant as part of the college’s purchase of the venerable and soon to be vacant Kingsmill’s store in September 2014.
The new campus will be home to the college’s tourism, hospitality, and IT programs and is expected to have space for 1,600 students. This new building gives Fanshawe students an opportunity that hasn’t always been offered. Being able to live steps away from your campus and the downtown London scene. The current Fanshawe campus is a bit out of the way from Richmond Row, costing us Fanshawe students expensive cabs, or long bus rides to get downtown.
There will soon (2018) be over 2000 Fanshawe students studying in downtown London. The college’s tourism, hospitality and IT programs will be joining the Digital and Performance Arts students who are already there. Supported by the City of London, MainStreet London/London Downtown Business Association Board, as well as other private donations, the project is the single-largest capital investment Fanshawe has made. It is also expected to play a significant role in the revitalizing the city’s downtown core. Good things ahead for Fansahwe and downtown London.