Noise alert: Next phase of construction for McLean Centre for Collaborative Discovery 

Note: This article was updated Aug. 30 to reflect that a noise exemption permit was issued for Aug. 31 to Sept. 7.

The McLean Centre for Collaborative Discovery is a new 10-storey building adjacent to the current DeGroote School of Business building. This state-of-the-art facility will foster interactive, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and will be a premiere destination for McMaster students to discover, learn and collaborate.

Construction, which began in August 2021, is entering the next phase of development. There is the potential for additional noise between August 2023 and February 2024 as the steel frame is erected. The university is doing everything it can to complete this project with limited inconvenience to the surrounding areas, residence buildings and our community members.

The construction noise will occur intermittently between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Noise specific to the steel frame will include banging of steel beams and columns, as well as loud ratcheting.

Additionally, the contractor has obtained a noise exemption permit which will result in work being completed between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m., Monday to Friday, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 7, 2023. 

The noise will likely be heard from DeGroote School of Business, Kenneth Taylor Hall (KTH), David Braley Athletic Centre (DBAC) and other nearby buildings.

We appreciate your patience as we look forward to welcoming students, faculty and staff to the new building in Fall 2024.

Click here to learn more about the McLean Centre for Collaborative Discovery.