Work has begun on a $4 million renovation project at Indiana University South Bend. The university says when complete, the updated Riverside Hall will be the new home of the expanded IU South Bend Health and Wellness Center, along with enhanced programs in health sciences.
Crews are working to refurbish and modernize more than 11,000 square feet in the building, including installing new mechanical, plumbing, electrical, data and security systems. Riverside Hall will also include updated clinical space, laboratories, radiology equipment, a pharmacy, classrooms and offices.
"The renovated Riverside Hall will provide excellent teaching and learning opportunities for students and faculty, along with providing low-cost, high quality care for those in need," said IU South Bend Chancellor Terry Allison. "Students and faculty in Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Radiography, Clinical Lab Sciences, and other health professions will have expanded opportunities to work directly with patients."
The project is expected to be complete in the fall of 2017.