OREM, Utah — Utah Valley University (UVU) officials have purchased a second building at the University’s Lehi Campus at Thanksgiving Point, 2889 Ashton Blvd., to accommodate growth in the College of Health and Public Service (CHPS).
The facility will house several programs, including dental hygiene, respiratory therapy, paramedic-EMT, and the Utah Peace Officer Standard and Training Academy, on two of the four floors beginning in Spring 2023.
The location is strategic to be near healthcare facilities, such as the soon-to-be-finished Primary Children’s Hospital in Lehi, and technology-based companies. Extra floorspace will be leased to local businesses.
“Lehi and northern Utah County have become synonymous with innovation, technology, growth, and now healthcare,” said UVU President Astrid S. Tuminez. “Part of our strategic plan is to align our academic programs with industry needs. One example of this synergy is the UVU-Silicon Slopes partnership, which allows us to offer an MBA with a technology management emphasis at the Silicon Slopes headquarters in Lehi. We look forward to expanding our Lehi campus, enhancing our partnerships around the Point of the Mountain, and continuing to fill Utah’s workforce needs with qualified graduates.”
The new facility mirrors the existing UVU building in the Thanksgiving Point complex, sharing general architectural design elements with over 80,000 square feet of usable space over four floors. It is located on the northeast side of the complex and includes underground parking.
“The purchase completes the Lehi Campus,” said Frank Young, UVU associate vice president of Facilities Planning. “We now have a landmark location near a FrontRunner station with ample parking. The two buildings are similar in appearance, which adds to the campus feel.”
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