The first bricks of a new campus of Cape Fear Community College in Pender County will be soon set into place. The college invites the public to to help celebrate the construction of the Alston W. Burke Campus in Surf City with a special ceremony on Wednesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. at the new campus location off of Hwy 210.
During the ceremony guests will be invited to sign bricks that will be used in the foundation of the building. The program will feature remarks by CFCC President Dr. Ted Spring and Surf City Mayor Zander Guy.
The first building at CFCC’s Surf City campus will be a 12,000 square-foot, single story classroom facility containing six classrooms, one allied health lecture hall, one allied health lab, a media center, a conference room and office.
The building was designed by LS3P and is being built by Bordeaux Construction. The building will be located on a 24-acre site off on N.C. Hwy 210. The property was donated to the college by the late Alston W. Burke in 2008. The entire budget for construction of the project is set at $2.3 million with funding coming from the Town of Surf City, Pender County and CFCC funds.
The projected completion date for the first building is December 12, 2014. Classes are expected to begin in early 2015.