A Martinez community college is expanding its campus with construction of a new science building.
At 1 p.m. Tuesday, the Davis Road campus of Georgia Military College will have a groundbreaking ceremony for a 10,000-square-foot, two-story building.
The building, which will have biology, chemistry and computer labs, four classrooms and office space for six instructors, will be constructed across from the campus's parking lot, which is located behind the main building.
"We have a fair number of students. We are at the point where we're averaging about 1,056 students per quarter," Bruce Wright, the director of the Augusta campus, said, adding that the new building will give more classroom space to accommodate a large population of students.
Wright said the $6 million to $8 million project is expected to be finished by January. "We're hoping for a quick turnaround," he said.
In addition to the building, the second phase of construction will feature a 150 to 200 car parking lot that will be adjacent to the science building.
In the future, Wright said, more additions to the science building are expected to take place.
"The building is being built in such a way that we could expand it, in the next three to five to 10 years, depending on enrollment growth," he said. "We could expand it to another 10 or more thousand square feet, to add some additional classroom space."
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony for GMC Augusta campus science building
WHEN: 1 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE: GMC Augusta campus, 115 Davis Road, Martinez
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