Contractors Sought for New HCC Campus in Kona
by Big Island Now Staff
The University of Hawaii is calling for bids for construction of Hawaii Community College’s Palamanui campus in Kona.
The bid notice involves construction of Palamanui’s Culinary Arts Building and the Health Science and Student Services Building.
Construction will cover approximately 24,000 square feet and will include new classrooms, learning kitchens, and science laboratories.
The campus will have a capacity of 700 students when it opens in the fall of 2014.
The college is being developed under a collaboration between the university and a partnership between Hunt Companies and Charles R. Schwab.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie released $7.5 million for the construction in August.
The school, an extension of Hawaii Community College in Hilo, will be the 11th permanent campus in the UH system.
HCC currently offers nursing, culinary arts and liberal arts courses at rented facilities in Kealakekua.