West Chester University broke ground in April of 2019 on the Sciences & Engineering Center in West Chester, Pa. The three-story structure will provide teaching labs, classrooms, offices, and study areas to support programs in biomedical engineering, health sciences, and physics. The facility will feature an immersive learning center with advanced simulation training technologies for courses in nursing, allied health, psychology, athletic training, and social work, as well as offering space for student services. The $130 million, 176,000-sf project is the largest development in the school's 148-year history and will include construction of The Commons, an adjoining wing housing a dining hall, an auditorium, meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A 450-car parking garage will also be built. The entire complex is slated for completion in 2020.