The University Board of Regents is set to approve two construction projects and the demolition of a science complex in their monthly meeting on Thursday.

Regents will discuss the approval of a 10,000-square-foot expansion of the Engineering Programs Building, the schematic design for the new 20,000-square-foot Intercollegiate Soccer Stadium and the demolition of the 260,000-square-foot Kresge Complex.

Engineering Programs Building Expansion

The College of Engineering proposed an estimated $4.8 million building expansion funded by College of Engineering resources on the east side of the Engineering Programs Building to accommodate space for the growing number of student projects like the Solar Car Team, Formula SAE and Concrete Canoe teams.

The schematic design was approved by the regents in April and the COE is requesting that the regents approve the project to accept bids for construction contracts, providing that the bids fall within the approved budget.

The 10,000-square-foot area would be an addition to the current Wilson Student Team Project Center and would house project teams currently housed off-campus.

Construction is scheduled to be completed in fall 2010.

Intercollegiate Soccer Stadium Additions

The Athletic Department proposed a $6 million project to improve amenities for both spectators and athletes using the competition field for men’s and women’s intercollegiate soccer. Additions will include restrooms, concession stands and grandstand seating for spectators, two team locker rooms for athletes and a press area. Funding for the project is provided by Athletic Department resources and gifts.

The project was approved by the regents in May, along with the appointment of the architect for the design. At Thursday’s meeting, the regents will discuss the approval of the schematic design of the stadium.

Construction is scheduled to be completed in fall 2010.

Kresge Complex Demolition

Located at the corner of Ann Street and Zina Pitcher Place, the Kresge Complex — constructed in the 1950s and early ’60s — includes the Kresge Hearing Research Institute, Kresge Temporary Animal Facility, Alice Crocker Lloyd Radiation Therapy Center, Upjohn Center for Clinical Pharmacology and Kresge Medical Research Buildings I, II and III — which all interconnect.

Funded by Medical School resources, the demolition and restoration project is estimated to cost $9.7 million and will include both the demolition of the buildings, which are currently vacant, the removal of hazardous materials and on-site additions like sidewalks, landscaping and storm water management.

Construction is scheduled to be completed in winter 2011.

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