TORONTO, June 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario today announced that three companies have been pre-qualified to design, build and finance the Learning Resource Commons at Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning.
The Learning Resource Commons, an academic support and student services facility, will become the new main entrance of Humber College's North Campus in Etobicoke. The new building will help accommodate more than 2,200 new students and will feature group and independent study space, an expanded library, enhanced student services and a student gallery and showcase.
The Humber College project will proceed under Infrastructure Ontario's Alternative Financing and Procurement model, which transfers risks associated with designing, constructing and financing the building to the private sector.
Based on a request for qualifications process that began in March 2012, three companies were pre-qualified for the project. The three companies are:
Integrated Team Solutions
|Developer:||Integrated Team Solutions|
|Financial Advisor:||EllisDon Inc.|
PCL Contractors Canada Inc.
|Developer:||PCL Contractors Canada Inc.|
|Construction:||PCL Contractors Canada Inc.|
|Financial Advisor:||TD Securities|
SNC Lavalin Capital
|Developer:||SNC Lavalin Capital|
|Design:||KPMB and architectsAlliance in joint venture|
|Construction:||SNC Lavalin Construction (Ontario) and Eastern Construction in joint venture|
|Financial Advisor:||SNC Lavalin Capital|
Companies were pre-qualified based on their design and construction capabilities and experience, and their financial capacity to undertake a project of this size and complexity. The three pre-qualified companies will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be issued later this month.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities are working with Humber College to procure and deliver the Learning Resource Commons.
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering some of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal projects, on time and on budget. It also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, offers real estate services such as asset management and property and land management, and provides the public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing to renew public infrastructure.
Dr. Shafiq Qaadri, MPP, Etobicoke North
"Humber College's expanded facilities will accommodate new programs and provide a state-of-the-art learning and working environment for its students, faculty and staff. I am very excited that we are moving forward with the Learning Resource Commons. Projects like these are evidence of our government's clear commitment to investing in infrastructure in Etobicoke North, creating jobs and spurring economic development."
Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
"This expansion will help to meet the increasing demand for postsecondary education across Ontario and ensure that we continue to build a highly skilled and educated workforce."
John Davies, President, Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
"This is a significant step forward in the development of Humber's Learning Resource Commons. The new facility will help accommodate new students as demand for our programs continues to grow and enrolment at our North Campus increases. Students will also benefit from additional study space, new library resources and one-stop area for student services."
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