The London Normal School
THE LONDON NORMAL SCHOOL
Built in 1898, the Normal School in London comes from a rich history as Ontario’s third teacher’s college. This late Victorian style building has been the home of numerous educational institutions and facilities throughout the past century and is now acting as a community, heritage, and YMCA centre.
Comprising an entire city block, the school was designated as a heritage building by the City of London in 1985. The engineering and design teams upgraded the dated mechanical and electrical systems. New HVAC systems were put in place along with a new storm and sanitary sewer. Meanwhile, improved exterior lighting systems as well as accessibility upgrades were implemented throughout the building.
Mantecon Partners members worked alongside +VG Architects and the City of London to ensure the historical integrity, and green park land remained as the necessary renovations took place on the city’s landmark.
Address: London, ON
Client: City of London
Architect: +VG Architects
Value: $11.3 M