Labouré College has announced that it has purchased the former Aquinas College property at 303 Adams St. in Milton.
According to a news release, Labouré College, a Catholic university that focuses on education in nursing and health sciences, will begin using the space next year.
Administrators plan to renovate the building and create a new campus for the college, which is about one mile from the current location in Dorchester. Renovations will begin immediately and students will move to the new campus in the spring of 2013.
Labouré’s current campus will be renovated and used as clinical space for Carney Hospital.
“The college community is excited about the move to 303 Adams Street,” Labouré President Maureen Smith said in a statement. “We are blessed to have found a location that will provide us the room we need grow while remaining part of the Lower Mills community.”
Smith added that she and others were looking forward to partnering with Fontbonne Academy and the Sisters of St. Joseph as a result of the move.
The building on Adams Street is part of the former Wigglesworth Estate, a 17-acre parcel that has since been divided into three segments. Labouré College will use the five acres it owns, while Fontbonne Convent owns and uses the other 12.
Sister Rosemary Brennan, president of the Sisters of St. Joseph organization, said she and others are happy to have the college nearby.
“We are confident that Labouré College will be a good neighbor whose mission is compatible with that of the Sisters of St. Joseph,” she said.
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