Campus Suites, expanding student living, co-living portfolio
Campus Suites suffered a blow when The Arc in Winnipeg was the scene of a major fire during construction in late 2019, but the company is moving forward on several developments as it expands its student and co-living housing portfolio.
The Arc, a 570-bed, mixed-use, purpose-built rental student housing community at 2525 Pembina Highway, across from the University of Manitoba entrance, was scheduled to be completed in August. However, on Dec. 21, a couple of weeks before it was supposed to be topped off, building materials on the top floor caught fire and caused extensive damage.
While the building is fully insured, Campus Suites president Henry Morton told RENX the fire “has set us back quite considerably. We will unquestionably not be delivering this year.”
Morton said the fire is presumed to have been caused by arson and an investigation is ongoing.
The Arc’s suites will feature multiple bedrooms with extra-large beds, desks, electronic keys, high-speed Internet and a kitchen or kitchenette for residents. Amenities will include study lounges, a business centre, a gym, a communal kitchen for larger get-togethers, underground parking and multiple commercial businesses.
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