Groundbreaking on Columbus State University's Lenoir Hall

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus State University broke ground Monday on a new $16 million extension to Lenoir Hall.

The expansion will house six new state of the art laboratories for students and faculty.

Plans also include renovating vacated offices in Lenoir Hall to provide labs and student study spaces.

For students on CSU's campus say this is a huge step forward to allow students to focus on their studies.

"For so long, you kind of hear in the halls, students complaining about space issues and things like that, or overhearing classes because we're so close so, it will truly allow students to focus on what matter the most here, and that's their studies," said Michael Rohly, a Math/Biology major.

The original Lenoir Hall building was finished in 1987.

Tentative completion for the new extension is Summer 2018.

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