Clive Beddoe to Chair Concept Development Committee for Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Proposed Expansion



    CALGARY, June 10 /CNW/ - Calgary Convention Centre Authority Chair,
Laurel Wood, announced that Clive Beddoe will Chair the newly formed Concept
Development Committee for the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Proposed
Expansion Facilities.
    Successful negotiations have resulted in the contract signing between
local Calgary firm Cohos Evamy integratedesign(TM) and partner LMN Architects
for Prime Consultant Services Expanded Convention Centre Facilities. The
consultants will provide services to determine potential sites for expanded
facilities, development of a Master Plan and building design.
    The Concept Development Committee will monitor progress of the Calgary
Convention Centre Authority's Phase One activities. The committee will be
chaired by well known Calgary businessman and WestJet founder, Clive Beddoe.
Committee membership will include members of the Calgary Convention Centre
Authority's existing Development Committee, as well as the City of Calgary and
Calgary Economic Development. The Concept Development Committee will provide
advice and counsel to the Convention Centre Authority and Cohos Evamy
integratedesign(TM).

    
    Timelines:

    November 17, 2008
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    City Council provides funding in the amount of $156,000 to support a
    feasibility study

    February 3, 2009
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    A request for proposal was issued for a Prime Consultant

    March 10, 2009
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    The RFP closed and an independent Selection Committee reviewed and
    recommended a short list of firms

    April 27, 2009
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    City Council provides remaining funding of $1.0 million for feasibility
    study

    April 30, 2009
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    The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre enters negotiations with successful
    proponent Cohos Evamy integratedesign(TM) and partner LMN Architects.

    June 5, 2009
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    Negotiations end and contract is signed.

    June 10, 2009
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    Clive Beddoe agrees to Chair the Concept Development Committee
    





For further information:

For further information: Heather Lundy, Director of Marketing, Calgary
TELUS Convention Centre, (403) 261-8514; Alan Collyer, Principal, Cohos Evamy
integratedesign(TM), (403) 245-5501; Robert Palmer, Media Relations, WestJet,
1-888-954-6397

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