Capital Projects Underway 2019-2024

Current Capital Projects
Updated June 2019


Water Treatment Plant Replacement

This project, which began construction in Fall 2017, will replace the existing water treatment plant located on the north side of the Oyster River at the end of Waterworks Road with a new facility directly adjacent. The current Water Treatment Plant was built in 1935 and is one of the oldest in the State of New Hampshire.  The new plant will add capacity, reliability and resiliency.  This will provide the ability to treat and blend three sources water that works best on any given day.  The capacity of the existing plant is 1.5 mGD the new plant will increase to 2.0 MGD.  Operations of the new plant are expected to begin this fall with final completion of the office/workshop to be completed by the end of 2019.

Biological Sciences Initiative – Spaulding Hall Expansion and Renovation

This is the University System’s top priority for State capital funding.  This $86M project has been approved by the USNH Board of Trustees in June 2018 with USNH and UNH committing $51M with the remaining $35M anticipated to come from the State over the next 2-3 biennia.  

Spaulding Hall was originally constructed in 1960 with limited renovations in 1995.  This project addresses a number of urgent science facility renovations and expansion to serve the growing number of students in biological and neuroscience programs.  It addresses major building system failures in Spaulding Hall, as well as essential renovations for laboratory spaces that have outlived their useful life and do not comply with current teaching and research needs. It will include a combination of repurposing and relocating science lab occupants from Kendall Hall and Conant Hall. It will significantly expand teaching and research labs and all of the necessary support functions.




Biological Sciences Initiative – Biofabrication Innovation Center in Manchester

This $6m project will fit-out the sixth floor of the home for UNH in Manchester at 88 Commercial Street.  This shell space will be transformed into a state of the art incubator, suite of labs and work spaces for external partners, faculty research, and student training.  This is all connected with the work being developed by the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI), a non-profit organization founded and led by Dean Kamen.  This new Biofabrication Innovation Center (BIC) will provide facilities for enrollment growth in key biotechnology programs that will help provide the work force for this growing industry in Manchester; and it will provide incubator space and services for start-ups while giving students experiential learning opportunities in these biofabrication processes.  This project is anticipated to be complete in the Fall 2019.

Bio-fabrication Innovation Center in Manchester