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Marco Group wraps up work on Newfoundland’s first P3 project, a new long-term care home in Corner Brook

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March 2, 2020 by On-Site Staff

Construction has officially wrapped up on new long-term care home in Corner Brook, N.L.

The 120-bed facility is Newfoundland and Labrador’s first foray in the public-private partnership market and was built over about an approximately 28-month period starting in late 2017

Australia-based infrastructure developer Plenary Group took the lead on the overall P3 project, while St. John’s-based Marco Group led the construction phase.

“We are happy to see this project reach this significant milestone,” Steve Crocker, the province’s minister of Transportation and Works, said in a release. “During construction, the percentage of workers from Newfoundland and Labrador was consistently around 90 per cent and we will continue to work closely with our partners to ensure all of our infrastructure projects are providing employment for Newfoundland and Labrador workers and companies.”

Costs for the new long-term care centre total $120 million, including the 30-year operations phase. It’s the first of five P3 projects underway in the province and is also the first new facility on the future Western Memorial Regional Hospital campus. A separate project to build a new $750 million hospital got underway last August in Corner Brook.