Bluegrass Community and Technical College officials broke ground Wednesday on a new science building at their Newtown Pike campus.
The new 64,000-square-foot, $24 million building will feature four large classrooms, offices for 20 faculty and staff and laboratories. The building will also house two technical programs, biotechnology and environmental sciences. The building will be designed by Omni Architects and is expected to open in January 2018.
Most BCTC classes are still held at its Cooper Drive campus, but the Newtown campus’ first building opened in 2013, and still more are planned so that all community college classes are eventually held there. The technical college’s campus will remain on Leestown Drive.
The Newtown campus is the former site of the Eastern State Hospital, which opened a new building at UK’s Coldstream Research Campus.