April 15, 2019 by On-Site Staff
ST. JOHN’S—A consortium headed by Quebec-based contractor Pomerleau and investment firm Fengate Asset Management has been tapped to build two new long-term care homes in central Newfoundland.
NL Healthcare Partners topped two other construction teams vying for the project. It will be responsible for designing, building, financing and maintaining the two new healthcare facilities, planned for Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor.
The value of the contract has not been released, but will be revealed once the province and the construction team reach financial close — expected in the second quarter of this year.
Along with Fengate as the project’s developer and Pomerleau as the design-build contractor, NL Healthcare includes Architecture49, G architects and Gibbons Snow Architects as designers, as well as WSP Canada, Malcolm Pinto Engineering and Jewer Bailey Consultants on the engineering side.
The facilities in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor will each include 60 beds and aim to relive pressure on the province’s long-term care system. A possible future expansion of up to 105 additional beds has been built into the design plans for the Gander facility.
Construction on the two sites is expected to start this year.
The province said the two jobs will create 343 people-years of employment.