Contract awarded for Seneca College King Campus expansion
By On-Site MagazineConstruction Infrastructure LEED contract EllisDon infrastructure Seneca College
Seneca College and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) have awarded a fixed-price contract to EllisDon Corporation to design, build and finance Seneca College’s King Campus Expansion.
The contract between EllisDon and Seneca College is for $70.9 million. Payment will be made by the Province and Seneca College at substantial completion in spring 2018 to ensure the project is delivered on time and on budget.
The consortium members include: EllisDon Corporation (Developer); EllisDon Design Build Inc. (Construction); MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects; and Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc. (Architects); and EllisDon Capital Inc. (Financial Advisor). The selection of the successful team is the result of an open, fair and competitive procurement process that began in April 2014. Throughout its submission, EllisDon demonstrated a clear understanding of the design and construction needs of a post secondary education facility.
“This is an exciting time in Seneca’s history as we mark the beginning of the construction of our beautiful new campus building at King. We look forward to working with EllisDon and its partners as we expand our facilities for the growing number of students and programs that are meeting the needs of employers and the community,” said David Agnew, President, Seneca College.
Key highlights of the 200,000 square foot expansion includes:
- 25 new classrooms, computer labs, specialty labs for training health-care practitioners, a library, learning commons and student study space
- A new student area with a multi-purpose athletic and recreation space, gymnasium, fitness centre, informal study areas and event spaces, partially funded by the Seneca Student Federation and the Student Athletics Association.
- The project will target LEED Gold in the Canada Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED®) rating system.