ST. THOMAS, ON, April 28 /CNW/ - The Ministry of the Attorney General
and Infrastructure Ontario announced today that Integrated Team
Solutions is the preferred proponent selected to design, build, finance and
maintain the new St. Thomas Consolidated Courthouse. As the preferred
proponent, Integrated Team Solutions is in the process of completing a final contract with the Ministry of
the Attorney General and Infrastructure Ontario.
The new courthouse will be constructed on Wellington Street on the site
of the historic Elgin County Courthouse, which will be incorporated
into the new facility. The new building will consolidate St. Thomas's
two courts: the Superior Court of Justice, temporarily located on
Silver Street, and the Ontario Court of Justice, located on Curtis
The new courthouse will improve access to justice for the County of
Elgin by increasing the number of available courtrooms while providing
better access and security, and improving health and safety standards.
Highlights of the St. Thomas Consolidated Courthouse include:
a new multi-storey building with space to accommodate 11 judicial
hearing rooms, comprised of eight courtrooms and three
a commitment by the government to meet the Canada Green Building
Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver
standard, incorporating environmentally sustainable construction
practices and energy efficient design.
the existing historic Elgin County Courthouse and the former Land
Registry Office will be extensively refurbished and incorporated into
the new consolidated courthouse.
Once under construction, this project will help create jobs and spur
economic activities across the region.
The selection of Integrated Team Solutions is the result of extensive evaluations following a request for proposals
process that began in July 2010. The Integrated Team Solutions team includes:
Fengate Capital Management / EllisDon
SNC-Lavalin Operations and Maintenance
National Bank Financial
"We are committed to improving the bricks and mortar of justice. By
consolidating courthouse services in one location, we will ensure that
St. Thomas receives secure, accessible justice services for the next 30
years," said the Honourable Chris Bentley, Attorney General.
"Our government is dedicated to building safe, strong communities and
investing in this modern facility is part of that commitment," said the
Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure.
Following finalization of a contract with Integrated Team Solutions, the
project is expected to reach commercial close and financial close later
this spring, which will mean that relevant contracts have been signed,
a financing rate has been set, the project's costs are finalized and
funds have been made available.
Project costs will be announced publicly following financial close.
Construction is expected to begin shortly thereafter.
Infrastructure Ontario is working with the Ministry of the Attorney
General to develop the new courthouse. Infrastructure Ontario is a
Crown corporation dedicated to delivering some of the province's larger
and more complex infrastructure renewal projects - ensuring they are
built on time and on budget - and to providing the public sector and
not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing to renew their
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
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Ministry of the Attorney General